Webster’s Dictionary defines Forward-Looking as “concerned with or planning for the future.” A forward-looking individual is someone who is particularly focused on the future and making plans for it–someone who looks ahead. Is there a better definition of musician than that?
The actual definition of musician, “one who is skilled in music,” leaves out so much of who and what we are! By necessity and practicality we are forward-looking individuals. We have to be focused on the future and making detailed plans for it. Most of us lack the qualities and skills of a Bach or Mozart and are unable to compose, perform, or teach without weeks, months, or sometimes even years of planning and preparation. That is who we are. This week, the first full week of the New Year, is littered with forward-looking meetings, encounters, emails, and practice.
Okay, so what is Forward-Thinking?
- thinking progressively
- looking beyond the “now” and formulating strategies for future success
- asking “what’s next?”
- looking ahead with an eye to improvement
- relating to the future with fresh perspectives and conscious departures which acknowledge that in this never-before-in-history time anything and everything is possible
- trying to figure out the goals of tomorrow, then trying to find or better yet, create the methods of tomorrow to achieve them
“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
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