Being disciplined gives me a chance.  Being strategic increases my chances.  Everything else seems to be icing on the cake.

For much of my life, I tried to find a shortcut around discipline and strategy.  Now, I suspect that there isn’t any.

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  1. In school I was an expert taker of shortcuts. That sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it? I applied tremendous discipline to my shortcuts. Later in life, however, I see the cost of my laziness, or impatience. I wasn’t really lazy, I just needed to love the things that i studied. So, after all, I’ve attained some expertise, but no one pays me for it.

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    • I’d say your intent was to be efficient, and your strategy served that intent, although if your intent was to continually be effective, there were some drawbacks to your initial strategy. Hey, strategy is all ABOUT shortcuts in a sense, but the key is picking the right strategy to serve your intent. You were probably doing your best then, and you’re probably doing your best now, it’s just that your intent has changed. 🙂


  2. the question comes up, Kent, what is the objective of all this “discipline and strategy”, towards what goal are these directed – cheers, R ! chard

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    • Harmony. That is the intent. If either activity doesn’t serve my intent (discipline can bring about a “tyranny of order,” and strategy can being about “paralysis by overanalysis”) then they must be adjusted.

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