A declaration is a speech and a listening act, made by a person of authority to do so, where he or she, out of nothingness, brings forth a new possibility, a new future into existence that they own.
A declaration can begin, resolve or end things.
Default future is the future that was going to happen unless something dramatic and unexpected happened. By default future, we do not mean the inevitable future—such as ageing and eventually dying—but rather what is going to happen in our experience, whether we give it much thought or not*.
*Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan, The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the future of your organization and your life (San Francisco: Jossey–Bass/Wiley/Times Group Books, 2009).