This blog post was brought to you by the generosity of AJATT's patrons!

If you would like to support the continuing production of AJATT content, please consider making a monthly donation through Patreon.

Right there ↑ . Go on. Click on it. Patrons get goodies like early access to content (days, weeks, months and even YEARS before everyone else), mutlimedia stuff and other goodies!

How and Why the Principle of Proportionality Works

This entry is part 10 of 18 in the series The Art of War of Learning

First, let’s review what the principle of proportionality, as elucidated by John Lewis Gaddis (“Grand Strategy”), teaches us:

1. Never expend unlimited resources pursuing a limited gain.

2. Oversize your dreams and undersize your goals.

3. Align your goals with your dreams.

All failure stems from mis-sizing and/or misalignment of goals. All success comes well-sized goals that align or are aligned with dreams. Even serendipity is subject to this principle, because only a well-aligned individual can even appreciate and exploit the serendipity that comes her way.

Series Navigation<< Entropy: Fight the PowerRemember That You Are, Were and Will Always Be Human: Infinite in Possibility and Finite in Action >>

  1 comment for “How and Why the Principle of Proportionality Works

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *