I like to make predictions. Sometimes I'm right and sometimes I'm wrong, but you always know what I think and unlike most of your bloviating friends, my predictions are public, written and archived.
Actually, I think that making written predictions is as important as having written goals. The best way to get a true assessment of your ability to plan ahead is to write your predictions down and then go back and assess not only your accuracy, but the effectiveness of the plans that you made based on those predictions.
Exactly two weeks ago, I predicted that the DOW would fall below 10,000. Prop 100 would fail and Brewer would be re-elected. Well, the Prop 100 prediction was way off, but it looks like the other two are going to be on the money. Sure, the collapse of the DOW is a week later than I thought it was, and Governor Brewer's re-election is still a ways off, but it's looking like I can put them in the win column.
Of course my DOW prediction is actually just a subset of this prediction that I made nearly a year ago.