Three States of Living Matter

Here’s a post I wrote in January, 2007. It’s worth bringing it around again for your consideration. __________________________________________________________________________ At the beginning of a new year, many of us like to review the past 12 months, and revisit our plans for the coming 12 months. If we are forward thinking, we probably have a look at the 5-year and 10-year plans we may have made, as well. It is always said of business plans that they are dynamic documents which should be regularly read, revised, republished, and consulted. I agree. I also like to extend that thought to any plan. A plan is one approach to getting from point A to point B, whether in time or space. It is the approach you’ve chosen. It may not be the most correct way to accomplish your goal, but it is the one you’ve researched, analyzed, scoped. specified, funded, and are now implementing. You’ve made a commitment to that plan and those particular tactics over other possible ways to get the job done. However, life happens. Sometimes the universe changes the variables with which we are working. We encounter obstacles that were different from what we had anticipated. Our actions have different consequences…

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