I came across an interesting quote today from Winston Churchill that stuck with me:
The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
I’m no history buff, but I have spent time studying select historical events related to concepts I want to master. Doing so has helped me connect the cause-and-effect dots. That, and historical context, improved my thinking about what future scenarios are possible and their likelihood. The future is unknowable, but understanding the past helps me understand what could happen in the future, better prepare for those potential scenarios, and navigate them more effectively.