Like all of the other animals, we compete against:
But, unlike all of the other animals, we mostly compete against:
Building success strategies for our lives means that we have to figure out where our instincts work and where they don't. And where they don't, we then have to invent strategies that do work for us. We build these new strategies to succeed in work, and to succeed in a fulfilling life.
LO+FTTM helps us all deal with two big groups of unknowns. The first group consists of all of those unknown events that will certainly burst upon our futures. But, oddly, the second is even more profound: the darkness created when our instincts fail. Our modern, human environment is so different from our primitive, natural roots that we actually have to learn even more than our lessons in school to make it safely and successfully in life. LO+FTTM supplies those methods.
We know that a lot of instincts operate in all of us. In large groups of people those instincts actually start to produce visible, social effects. One set of instincts that we target explicitly is the basis for Be the Boss by 12, our series of leadership material for grade school kids. Everyone in a grade school class uses instinct to figure out the class pecking order. As a class the pecking order gets sorted out, even though there is virtually no group discussion about it. We can illuminate many similar, every day events that frequently have big consequences on the growth of a gifted and talented child.
Study the present very carefully
to build possible versions of the future.
Generate strategic options
based on those possible futures.
Work quickly to create long lead times,
and watch events carefully to select the best options.