"I have a dream...", the iconic speech by Martin Luther King Jr. is the classic example of Created Future.
He created visual of the future, rather he was in that future where children of former slaves in Georgia will play with children of former slave owners. The future where his children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character".
This is called "Created Future".
Instead of getting discouraged by the stresses on the river, we create a future where our rivers are beautiful, clean, safe and flowing. While being in that future, we plan our activities that contribute to this future. Every action, every step, small and big, we can see leading to that future.