Trying to convince people that activity does not equal action, and that sometimes sitting still, thinking about the problem; or letting a process run its course before tweaking it, is very tiring for me. Anyone who knows me can attest I always move faster than most people, get more things done than most people, and have no tolerance for slow… But sitting still is not the same as slow. Some times it’s the only thing you can do.
Here is one of my favorite passages from Art of War I wish everyone kept in mind:
Victory belongs to the side that scores most in the Temple calculations before battle. Defeat belongs to the side that scores least in the temple calculations before battle. Most spells victory; Less Spells defeat; None, surer defeat.