The question on my mind is:
‘How to avoid the temptations of charging in unprepared and polishing your plans without ever implementing them?’
I’m clear about two things:
- Going off half-cocked is dangerous
- No-one cares how shiny your musket is on the battlefield.
Otherwise, the decision depends on the complexity of the situation and the precision that is needed in execution.
As a general rule, I like Michael Bungay Stanier’s approach:
Ready-ish, aim a bit, fire!
That will probably work in most situations.
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