“All attempts offer opportunities to iterate, optimize, and prolong survival for more attempts – collecting more data as a guiding path to your answers or other eventual paths to where you can take what you’ve learned.
If you have any say in the matter, the smaller a worst-case-possible outcome compared to the total of your risked resource, the better, obviously.
Seeing each less than desirable outcome as a single data point acts as a lesson in the tenacity of nature but aspects of a few recent projects were what revealed why, how to leverage it, and so much more…
Almost Turtle/Rabbit race-like but not in regard to speed; instead from the perspective of working with what you’ve got, number of occurrences will empower knowledge greater and more efficiently than percentage magnitude of an individual outcome.
It’s almost as if preconceived notions based on fewer than a statistically significant number of metered observations could mostly be characterized as superstition. Go ahead and believe, mind you, but as you ride the wind, welcome the opportunity to modify or stand corrected.
Then of course, finally, you can (and should) plan, model, strategize, and forecast until the cows come home but if you want to be free, there is (for better or for worse) no alternative to experience.”