lets me proceed because I'm confident enough that my endeavour can succeed with the available resources.
Biting off more than you can chew? A common early source of failure is being undercapitalized—essentially a denial of the resources required for an endeavour to get going and develop momentum.
I am always seeking a structuring plans and schedules, and organizing people and tangible resources for best effect. By structuring, I mean: ensuring reasonable order: shaping and organizing events in a thoughtful natural way. I do not mean complex planning protocols or project management systems.of my endeavour, that I believe is reachable based on my own drive and expertise, my contacts, sources of funds, facilities, a mentor, trusted experts, favours owed and more. But I know that I have to proceed in a rational and orderly way in using these resources. This means
The Channel force is: Structure
focus on what sort of can stabilize the situation—not the action to take, but the state that actions should generate. The reverse influence is also strong. The unwanted but forced adaptations, present and soon required, powerfully focus my experience, potentially distracting me.provides sensitivity and awareness of critical factors relevant to the endeavour. When disruption occurs or is evidently imminent, I have to
The Channel force is: Focus
Dynamic irregular evolution of endeavour states is the best that I can hope for. And this would be satisfactory. However, it is rarely self-evident that progress is occurring or is efficient or is even heading in the right direction. There is only one way to determine such things: by.
No plan survives contact with reality, so:
modification of systems for . , often performed for other reasons, may also lead to knowledge that suggests modification of the currently .requires As the endeavour develops, its own logic changes and that calls for
The Channel force is: Modify
provoke investigations, and pragmatic adjustments may also provoke inquiry to check their impact. Social forces on a larger scale provoke inquiry as to their nature and possible responses. The reverse influence is similar, results of tests or inquiries may provoke adaptive activity.are inherently unpredictable, but can assist in anticipating events, guiding resolutions, and understanding the new parameters generated by the adaptation. Ad hoc problems and unexpected events tend to
The Channel force is: Provoke
Inquiry like the rest of the superstructure is not enough. Achievement of any sort (parenting, learning, business, &c) depends on a continuing flow of choices and associated actions.
indicate what might or could or should be done. Conversely, can indicate what might be usefully to suggest useful actions and check its effects.can be improved but there are far too many uncertainties for perfection. Nor is it ever possible to fully know what happened. Nevertheless, is essential and helps greatly. That is all—and it is a lot. Relevant can
The Channel force is: Indicate
My endeavour is now established, and I am active in its development. But it is not easy to be sure that the original conception is being delivered and producing the desired benefits.
Originally posted : 13-Aug-2011. Updated 5-Jul-2013