Sure it looked wonderful at first glance. Yes, it was beautiful, sparkly, alluring and enticing. And, it might be perfect for someone else, or even for me on another day or for another purpose - I could have bought it and hung it on the wall.
Starting off well or outperforming opponents aren't strategies. They are goals. Goals are outcomes; things you want to accomplish. A strategy is a plan for accomplishing it, making choices that weigh probabilities and costs to achieve the outcome.
You may be wondering, just how exactly was Kerri Strug able to push through excruciating pain and the pressure of a nation on her shoulders during the most important performance of her life? The answer is actually quite simple... mental training.
The fun isn't about setting the trap or eating the cheese, it's about the joy of learning to live together. The way we handle frustration builds both character and faith. Chasing your dreams is important, but so is living in the here and now.