How to Build Better Habits Use Military Strategy to

How to Build Better Habits Use Military Strategy to
How to Build Better Habits Use Military Strategy to 


How to Build Better Habits Use Military Strategy to 

 

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1. Intro

Sun Tzu’s Art of War is a classic text on military strategy, but it is also an excellent manual for building habits.

2. Sun Tzu’s strategy in the Art of War

The Art of War is a classic work of literature, a masterpiece of strategy and tactics. Based on military history and top-secret Chinese military intelligence reports, it was written by Sun Tzu in the early part of the fourth century AD. The book teaches that there are three forms of war: 1) Offensive war 2) Defensive war 3) Mixed war where both sides fight.

The Art is a very practical and pragmatic guide to ancient warfare that focuses on the art of war rather than the theory behind the art itself. A book that begins with an admonition to not “make a mess out of things” would be an interesting read; but it’s really more of an amusing tale than anything else.

This book has influenced many modern strategy books including those written by authors like Peter Norton and Edward Luttwak (among others). But even as a work of fiction, it is still extremely instructive and can provide insights into various aspects of human behavior that have direct implications for business or financial success. Sun Tzu taught us about the importance of patience, perseverance and political savvy; he also taught us about how to exploit unpredictability when the going gets tough (i.e., when you are just about to lose).

3. Sun Tzu’s tactics in the Art of War

The Art of War is a classic work by Sun Tzu. This post is about the art of winning without fighting. The name, “Art of War”, comes from the fact that it is a book on strategy and tactics, not military strategy or tactics.

Sun Tzu’s ideas are timeless and they are still useful today to build better habits:

When you must fight, do so lightly and with great skill. The greater the distance between yourself and your opponent, the less likely you will be seriously injured or killed in battle.

There are only two strategies which can never be beaten: to be stronger than your opponent and to outlast him.

Withstand his attack while being careful not to expose yourself too much to his fire. By using your wits against him you can at least delay him until help arrives; by taking advantage of his panic you can perhaps escape before he does something rashly rash.

Be cautious about charging headlong into an enemy’s line without giving him any warning of what you intend to do; for if he does not think you are coming he will be less wary of your intentions than if he expects that you mean harm to him and therefore will be more prepared to defend himself; if he does think that you mean harm, however, then there is every probability that he will use his superior numbers in order to repulse or defeat you even though this may often involve great sacrifice on your part as well as great harm on his side; but in any case it is always better not to engage him at all than under any circumstances at all (and especially not in battle) unless absolutely necessary because the chances are very great that victory lies with those who fight a defensive war when they have an advantage over their adversary while they have no such advantage themselves; thus if they engage in battle at all it must be only when absolutely forced into doing so because their position as compared with their adversary gives them no chance of winning unless they win honorably in battle but if they wish honorably to win then this does not depend on their own strength but depends on the power and courage of their allies who act for them (as for example when one side takes refuge behind an ally’s troops). So too victory lies with those who fight against overwhelming odds because the defeated army cannot hope for victory except from its allies who did not wish it (but might still have had good reason for fighting), and those who have

4. Sun Tzu’s principles in the Art of War

The Art of War is a classic work written by Sun Tzu (also known as Sun Kai, which means “Sword King”). It is one of the most famous books in history. It has been translated into nearly 100 languages and became a bestseller.

You can learn more about the book on Wikipedia or Amazon.

Sun Tzu was not just a great military strategist, he was also an effective writer. His most famous work is The Art of War, which has become a well-known classic in strategy literature. It contains many useful principles for winning in any strategic environment:

5. Sun Tzu’s insights in the Art of War

Sun Tzu is a famous military strategist in ancient China, author of the famous book The Art of War. He was a master of “soft power” and the father of “agile warfare.” Whenever possible, he preferred to win without fighting or, at the very least, to win the easiest battles first.

I think I am still struggling with this one. I am using it to motivate myself during my writing and it works well for me. However, what I want is to do more than just enjoy myself in the process — I want to pass on some wisdom from this great thinker.

6. Conclusion

I’ve come to think of my personal style as a kind of “military strategy.” As such, I always have a plan B, and I’m always thinking about how I can adapt the plan B to what is actually happening. For example, when I was consulting for Google, I had a plan B that was more along the lines of “Don’t screw up your ads on AdSense.” In reality, we were struggling with ad sales and some of my colleagues were using it to their advantage. So we didn’t get very far with it.

I also find it useful to keep my wits about me during meetings — especially when there are real-world outcomes at stake. One thing that happens fairly often in the startup world is that people will get hung up on the fact that they need a specific number or percentage (like 5% or 10%) to be successful — but they end up not going any further than they would if they weren’t hung up on those numbers at all. (Sometimes, as with our recent blog post on handling mistakes)

In a similar manner, I try to take every opportunity to look for ways to better myself both technically and psychologically — especially for situations where things are getting hairy and things seem like they could go south really fast!

In this way, trying to do more than one thing at once can actually help me build better habits in my personal life because it forces me to be more disciplined about what I am doing: I don’t want just another job in tech! (Although you can still be good at more than one thing.)


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