“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.”
Sun Tzu - The Art of War
I have a lot to do today. Some of it is important. Some of it is urgent. All of it contributes to my vision and my goals. I’m going to do the important things first, then the urgent things. In this way, I practice self-control, self-discipline and the ability to take charge of my life rather than let others take charge of it.
One of my important objectives is to write three blogs. December 29, 2013 will be here before I know it and I’m already behind on my goal of two blogs a day so that I can reach 365 by then. Though it doesn’t always feel like it, it is always, always, the perception of things that runs our lives. So I choose to perceive things peacefully as often as I can.
This does not come easily, I’ll admit. Stress, fear and worry come far more easily. So do distractions. I don’t care. At this moment I choose to write. Then, when I’m done with this blog, I will choose other activities and tasks that align with my Purpose.
· I will spend time with people I love.
· I will write.
· I will work towards my financial goals.
· I will create order.
· I will stay peaceful.
I will do what I need to do to create the life I want. I will stay focused on my goals. I will use my time well. Most of all, I will enjoy the process. If I do the first three, the last one will be fairly easy. And that’s it. I’m continuing my battle plan.
Why do I call it a battle plan?
I use the word “battle,” because that’s what it is. Here’s what I’m fighting:
· Other people’s agenda
I use the word “plan,” because Purpose does not happen accidentally. It requires the following:
So I’m following my battle plan, not forgetting either word. I’m also not forgetting to Get Started and to Keep Going.