than The Will to Win. . . ."
- Bobby Knight
The initial concept of this quote is similar to the "preparation precedes performance." But the latter does not touch on the psychology of being prepared and how to stay focused on the current objective.
From our professional experience, the understanding of "the psychology of preparation" usually enables the budding strategist to accelerate their performance of preparation.
Comprehending the reasoning behind the preparation and how to adjust to the situation is the essence of why certain strategists succeeds.
While knowing the approach to seeing the configuration of one's Big Tangible Picture is the key to a smooth preparation session, defining the specific factors behind the configuration is the real challenge.
Reading the situation means understanding the importance of assessing, positioning and influencing before ever pursuing an objective.
The low attention people usually have the need for immediate gratification, are usually in trouble in complex situations that require multiple steps. Any encounter of complex obstacles usually frustrate them first and then deter them from continuing. They are living in the moment.
To strategize well, focus on increasing one's attention span while decreasing the need of immediate gratification
Psychology is Strategy
A quote could only motivate someone for a limited period of time. But the constancy and the consistency of positive preparation increases one's will to win .
Those who rely on their "emotional will", have occasionally prevail in situations that is driven by short time intervals. But they will burn out in a long time-driven situation.
The first step of planning and preparation begins by methodically outlining each specific objective with a timeline and the approach. Connecting them in a sequential order by the prioritization of objectives while being mindful of the timeline, the allocation of the resources, the economics, the risks, etc. Building the script is the name of the game
The next step is the performance of each step efficiently until one could see the following step while doing the current step. Follow the script. Do it deliberately and slowly until one gets into the flow and ebb of the script.
We will touch on that specific principle in a future post.