A lot of folks get caught up in the win, in the result, the outcome. And yet many things, many un-controllables, including chance and luck, impact outcomes.
Sooner or later, someone will flip 10 heads in a row but only a fool thinks that guarantees the 11th flip. (I’m assuming an honest coin, an assumption that bears verifying!)
If you are planning for the long term, focus on the process, the details of execution, of preparation, practice of planning, and the nitty-gritty minutiae of project management.
As much as you can control anything you can control the process, you can impact the execution. Do that and over the long haul, the odds favor you.
Of course, you also have to be sure your process is the correct, most appropriate one…
“The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.”- Vince Lombardi; 1913-1970
“Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.” – Naveen Jain; b. 1959-
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” –Alan Lakein;