The Challenge Of Choice



If you’re like most people, it’s pretty easy in this day and age to get “derailed” by unexpected events…some that come from out of nowhere (like Covid 19) or things that emerge more slowly “beneath the radar” while you’re not actively paying attention.  Sometimes we can see problems coming and be prepared, but with everything else on our “plate” these days, it’s often easier, especially under stress, to divert our attention to other, less “toxic” dimensions of life.


The challenge of CHOICE and “good choosing” is no longer as simple as it used to be. The factors that disrupt the safety and predictability of our daily LifeStyle and MindStyle patterns are much different now, accelerating  more and more rapidly.  Change, distortion, distraction, disruption, disinformation and overload will continue to increase in the future, as life’s levels of complexity increase, making the challenge of choice one of today’s most critical issues.


In today’s newly changing environment,  just how do you learn to become more CHOICE-FULL and take charge of dealing with events such as:

  • Unforeseen physical Illness and health problems

  • Mental health issues and depression

  • Unexpected epidemics and pandemics

  • Internet attacks and abuse

  • Unexpected toxic communication from friends

  • Immersion and addiction to negative and harmful media

  • Drug and alcohol abuse

  • Business downturns and declining relevance for specific business brands

  • Economic upheavals, financial change, bankruptcy

  • Relationship issues such as stress, abuse, and divorce

  • Catastrophic environmental events, floods, fires, climate change

  • Family tragedies, illnesses, and the death of a loved one

  • Employment layoffs

  • Unforeseen accidents

  • Unpredictable housing and living expense changes

  • Difficult employment changes and career changes

  • Educational preparation that leads to fulfillment and job motivation


FUTURIZING involves the process of preparing more effectively for unexpected and potentially harmful negative future events. It takes place on three levels… PERSONAL, CULTURAL and GLOBAL.   FUTURIZING involves learning to re-align, and adjust quickly during events that cause disequilibrium and stress, and to employ the needed skills to continue moving forward to maximize your PURPOSE and POWER, leading to well being and fulfillment, even under externally taxing and limiting conditions.


FUTURIZING is defined as the alignment of PURPOSE and POWER toward the goal of PERSONAL, CULTURAL  AND GLOBAL elevation.


Preparation and training in the critical skills of FUTURIZING is based on the latest research in brain science.  This includes the development of executive functions, such as problem solving, focusing, critical thinking, time management, planning, self control, creativity and more.  This learning paradigm for making more effective choices takes both time and commitment, but the journey is well worth the effort.  While some people, functioning at the highest developmental levels of humanity have already figured out these skills, others languish in the illusion that life will continue to move along without too many major disruptions… and  if things do go wrong, they’ll figure it out at the time the negative events occur.  But, if you’ve noticed, it doesn’t work that way. Without adequate preparation, people are caught off guard and extremely vulnerable. Other people that are prepared, operate  differently. They continuously manage to turn “lemons into lemonade”, because they use a different “toolbox”.  It’s these critical FUTURIZING skills, especially in our rapidly changing environment, that make all the difference, as to whether a person can and will create a happy, successful and fulfilled future, or one that is doomed to repeated failure.


FutureWise is committed to helping develop the FUTURIZING tools needed today, to increase the two critical dimensions of PURPOSE and POWER.   As our incoming levels of  “NOISE” (distraction, distortion, disruption, disinformation and overload )  continue to accelerate, it will become more and more necessary to know how to restore and maintain our dynamic alignment of PURPOSE and POWER quickly and effectively.


The FUTUREWISE programs increase our PURPOSE and POWER by helping us filter the noise, reclaim our freedom and time, balance our lives more effectively, and enrich our relationships, ELEVATING our fulfillment and full potential.