You Are A Predication Machine
The human brain is the only animal brain that can predict the future. In fact, many of our decisions are based on historical context and not made in realtime. Our brains and bodies cannot respond fast enough to make real-time calculations.
Our brains go through a prediction cycle of Predict –> Simulate –> Compare –> Resolve Errors according to Dr. Lisa Feldman, author of How Emotions Are Made.
So the next time you are envisioning yourself in a new situation, but can't quite make it, go and see what others are doing. Your brain needs a catalog or index of data to build on. That's why watching Science Fiction and Fantasy is said to stimulate the creative mind.