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Idea 94: Foresight

A man may prophesy,

With a near aim, of the main chance of things

As yet not come to life, which in their seeds

And weak beginnings lie intreasured.

William Shakespeare, Henry IV

Foresight means to know or expect that something will happen or come into existence in advance of its occurrence. That sense of ‘things to come’ is derived from your ability to draw inferences or make projections from the present but at a depth mind level – intuition.

Ask yourself

cmp94uf002In my field of business, what is coming next after what is coming next?

According to the historian Thucydides, none surpassed the Athenian statesman and general Themistocles ...

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