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I was once on a forest trail, mountain biking.


Heading down a slight decline the path turned suddenly to the right.


Only problem was I didn’t.


I came off that path so quick and into the bushes.


I’d followed the path up until that point and then was thrown off track.


Check this…


“This is the point where people are often thrown off track. It’s easy to assume that you need to put together the plan that will get you there—in other words, the right plan. The plan that will work. No.


The point is not to come up with the brilliant blueprint that is guaranteed to take you all the way to the finish line. The point is simply to come up with a plan that will get you out of the starting gate. It’s not even that your starting plan doesn’t necessarily get you there—it for sure won’t get you there, at least not the exact plan you conceive at first. Nobody has that degree of perfect precision in long-range planning, and there are too many variables and surprises along the way that will require adjustments to the plan. You have to start with a plan, but the plan you start with will not be the plan that gets you there. In fact, just for emphasis, I’m going to say that once more:


You have to start with a plan, but the plan you start with will not be the plan that gets you there.” (Olson)


The end to that story at the beginning?


I dusted the leaves off. Got back up and carried on riding the trails.


Since then.


Walked and rode many trails involving following the path and coming off it expectedly and unexpectedly.


A 'once off' blue print aint gonna cut it.


There is no one track to follow + no one track to create.


With ARETE,


Sean

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