One of the things I’ve noticed as a characteristic of the great [athletic] coaches, is that they start with their commitment to a result first and then they’ve looked at the circumstances they’ve needed to deal with from the perspective of the result.
The people who did not make it into the league of the great coaches were often just as articulate, just as smart but they were focused on the circumstances they needed to deal with and then they looked at the result from the circumstances.
— Werner Erhard in conversation with
John Wooden, Red Auerbach,
George Allen, & Tim Gallwey
See also Managing Yourself (from the future) with Specific Measurable Results, on this blog.