By weighing the prevailing order of a situation, the successful strategist knows the fundamental objective and the general tactical approach. It is that simple.
The answer is not in your copy of the Art of War. Ask your local Art of War (AoW) expert if he/she knows how to do it. ((They could be too busy drinking their diet drink, to know how to do that.) If not, it is time for you to remove their name from your address book.
The key to becoming a good decision maker/playcaller is knowing when to stay on course with a certain set of plays or when to exit from it while managing the pressure all within five seconds after the previous play is over. ...