Reflections From the Compass Desk
Performing step one to three are quite difficult for most people. Their instinctive preference is to "operate from the seat of their pants."
Fwiw, the amateurs (aka. the pseudo strategists) have always discussed the conceptual scheme of the plan and the general approach to build it. Whether the mean of their process does connects their array of modes to the approach, that is a different story. ... They also advocated the practice of grinding through a situation without ever performing the hardship of assessing their target strategically. Would you really care what their excuse is? (In the high technology industry, they referred this approach as being agile.)
While not having the will to do the right thing (We will also discuss more about this particular topic in a future post.), they rarely completed their goal, using the approach of pursuing of the path of minimal resistance.
The Final Thoughts
Those who succeeded in their endeavor, are usually focused on finishing their project immediately. They know the tactical specifics for the following three steps:
- Assessing the Big Tangible Picture;
- Positioning oneself toward a vantage point that is closest to the endpoint of the project, through planning and preparation; and
- Influencing the grand settings to one's advantage.