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Strategy vs. Tactics: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Sun Tzu recognized this two and a half millennia ago when he stated, “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy are the noise before defeat.”[...]
Farnam Street Principles
Imagine sitting on a commuter train and your stop is near the end of the line. If you were certain that you were on the right track, you wouldn't get off simply because the train stopped from time to time. You know that stops are part of the journey. You can learn alot from them, and eventually, the train will start moving again. Yet when it comes to the goals that are most important to us in life, we tend to jump tracks the second we stop perceiving forward momentum. We're choosing the illusion of progress over what really matters [...]
If you don’t know what you want from life, what do you think you will get?
The great majority of people in the world drift through life, never realizing that their future will be the one they create for themselves. The minority who achieve great success are people who know what they want and have a plan for realizing their objectives. They know what they want and how they are going to get it. Your goals should be specific, they should be measurable, they should have a deadline for their achievement, and they should be divided into manageable pieces. Know exactly what you plan to achieve, when you plan to achieve it, and how. Review your progress regularly, correct your course when necessary, and never, ever give up.
8th August 2018.