August 11, 2020

Stop hoping


At bottom, one core strategy is luck. It might be dressed up with spreadsheets and reason and an articulate argument, but hidden way deep down in there, the whole thing is based on the hope that one key variable will come good.

Let’s play another hand, one where everything else is the same but where we stop relying on change and take whatever action we can to encourage it to the table. How will we improve the odds? How will we recognise that particular kind of luck when it’s walking behind our chair, and what will we say to get it’s attention.

Better yet, let’s look in the mirror, accept that we’ve been dealing in hope, and do whatever it takes to change the game. Unplug that variable and insert one that we can influence and manage.

Skippy strategy: Stop hoping, and start managing the things that make a difference.