Friday, July 8, 2011
In the face of this monumental risk came history-making innovation. In order to succeed, they had to figure out how to do war American-style. Our leaders knew that if we lined up and fought the popular way of the times that we’d lose handily. They chose to use their resources to their advantage in order to improve their chances for success, and it worked.
Many times I look into the face of risk and begin calculating the odds of success in order to talk myself out of major life-changing moves. Why? My culture tells me that I have the information to predict what will happen. Guess what? That’s complete and utter hogwash. Data is available and it always will be, but an endless amount will never be able to accurately predict the future. We are humans and when our spirit is combined with the factors of life something happens that is so unpredictable that not even the best batch of information can do its results justice. Life happens.