Failing to plan is planing to fail
~ Winston Churchill
The best way to overcome obstacles is to prepare for them.
We use the contrast method, plan for the best, but with the worst outcome in mind.
It makes us more realistic with our expectations.
Chances are that we can fail, so we need to think of how we’re going to fail in advance, so we can plan to accommodate those failures and turn them into successes.
We know we won’t be able to see everything coming, but sometimes the best offence is a good defence.
Most ‘long-term‘ planning is merely guess work, but having insight into potential failures is priceless.
In preparing for adversity, we mean preparing for obstacles we might face, accepting the occasional defeat quickly, and utilizing the many different experiences of our people to quickly adjust to our current situation.
It’s bound to happen, so for the times we’re not at the top of our game, we want quick resolution and you can prepare for that.