When it comes to transformation, we typically imagine changes that take effect quickly, or take us by surprise. We also often discuss the outcomes looking back, thus condensing months, even years-worth of sustained work into a short narrative.
But looking at the past doesn't give us a good measure of what could happen in the future. In Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner say open mindedness, flexibility and an ability to move quickly between different viewpoints is essential to good forecasting.
This breathtaking video is a good example of how small shifts in viewpoint and time lapses make a big difference in capturing the evolution of complex environmental conditions.