Strategy is a flexible step-by-step plan for getting from where I really am to where I really wish to be.
My strategy must be flexible, because circumstances can change from day to day: some doors open, others close, and I must be alert to opportunities as they arise.
My strategy must be step-by-step, because often I am tempted to cling to a plan that’s not working simply because it’s been elegantly contrived and exhaustively worked out. Knowing when to detach from a treasured plan is one of the big lessons of Strategy Spoke of the Wheel of Creation.
If baffled as to proper strategy to attain a desired goal, it’s often useful to look to the spoke opposite the Strategy Spoke on the Wheel of Creation: the Action Spoke. Rather than do nothing because I’m unsure which strategy to employ, I can look at what actions others are taking to achieve similar goals, and apply one of them—chosen at random, if necessary—to see where it leads me.
Remember: You are not a failure because you make mistakes. You are only a failure if you refuse to learn from your mistakes.
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