To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.Winston Churchill
(Interesting times to master: Fluidity. Priority of Service Delivery. Rapid-Prototyping. Education. Crisis Management. Business Continuity Management. Communication)
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
– Sun Tzu
Strategy vs. Tactics: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Mikey Dickerson, Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, says farewell and reflects on the importance of building a tradition of service in his post, You’ll Never Be The Same Again.
One of the references in his post, which resonated with me, is a quote attributed to Steve Jobs:
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it…Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
At the end Mikey concludes with the endless opportunity to get involved in public service. However, his words hold just as true in any other context.
Don’t wait to be asked … Decisions are made by those who show up.