The unreasonable power of the future

There is mounting evidence that our sense of the future is perhaps more significant than our sense of the past. This is true for things we call optimism and depression, agency and helplessness, compassion and apathy. 

It is what brings life and power to liberating structures like the Agile Canvas and Open Space. Our sense of the future animates and focuses the mindful present. New questions all find their source in a new lens on the future. When we want to reshape the present, we need to reshape our sense of the future through new questions.