While out walking, I came upon a strip mall with four businesses and the odd juxtaposition of the four seemed to represent mindsets that people adopt about the future.
The strip mall housed:
> Suntan City – with a focus on short-term gain without consideration to long-term impact
> Mississippi Valley Blood Center – where people realize short-term gain ($) but also provide long-term impact (to others)
> State Farm Insurance – for those with pessimism about the future who want to hedge their bets, spending thousands on something they hope they never need
> Edward Jones Investments – for those with optimism about the future, making them willing to risk to hopefully realize long-term gain
Think about which one is a metaphor for how you deal with the future. Maybe it’s time for you to check out another business on the strip.