Posted on Mar 22, 2016
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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When you know what you want to achieve and what you want to accomplish, isn't it much easier to get it?

What do you think RallyPoint Members?

Do you believe this or is this a fallacy?

Tell us about your inspiration and desired plan, was it easier to achieve when you knew exactly what you wanted and what elements were needed to get there?

What elements did you need to achieve that desired end state?

Are there some common pitfals to this approach?
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1LT William Clardy
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I would say that it is, at best, an over-simplification, COL Mikel J. Burroughs.

Sometimes the only way to succeed in satisfying a need is through a process of incremental discovery, definition, and accomplishment. Just knowing the desired end goal does not guarantee that you will even have a clue as to how to get there from here, much less the ability to do so.
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SFC Wade W.
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Goal setting, defined plans, pathways. It is hard to get anywhere when you don't know where you are going our how you are going to get there. When I was cadre at the Arizona Project Challenge that was a large piece of helping the kids. What do you want out of life? How can you get it? What must you do to make that happen? What are the obstacles between you and your goal? How can you overcome those obstacles? Too many times we just play the bull in the China shop role and think that should work. It normally doesn't.
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TSgt Dawn Premock
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Improvise, adapt and overcome. And if it turns out to be unattainable, accept it and move on.
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