Simply having a strategy is no guarantee of success.
Napoleon had a strategy till the Russian winter exposed its flaws. Pompeii had a strategy until Caesar outfoxed him. The best laid plans are often laid asunder by the quirks of an uncertain and uncaring universe.
Winning, after all, isn’t a simple matter of merit, but one that is subject to theidiosyncrasiesof chance and circumstance. So what to do? How can we pursue a purpose with vigor and meaning when we can never be certain about what fate has in store for us? Here are six principles that will help guide you on your way.