All movement in the flow of life is turbulent and, therefore, unpredictable. In other words, life isn’t linear (a straight line). As a result of the turbulent flow of life, the future is unknowable. Predicting the future is an exercise in probability analysis. For example, if I take these actions now, there is a 70% probability that in two years I shall arrive at this outcome.

Turbulence almost guarantees that it is not a question of if something will go wrong with your life plans, but what and when? Therefore, in designing your life strategies plan in broad strokes and have a fallback position.

Given the turbulent nature of life and its unpredictability, the question for you should be: “how do I capitalize on its opportunities”? The future belongs to those individuals who can quickly discern, adapt to, and exploit the unpredictable movements in the turbulent flow of life. Stagnation produces nothing over time but decline.