In the words of Andy Grove, former chairman and chief executive officer of Intel:
“To understand a company’s strategy, look at what they actually do rather than what they say they will do.”
Real strategy, in companies and in our lives, is created through hundreds of everyday decisions about where we spend our resources.
The question is as you are living your life from day to day, how do you make sure you are heading in the right direction?
Those small acts, small decisions, random immaterial things that you do repeatedly everyday are your strategies.
Your strategy is not what you say it is. It is what you do everyday.
If the decisions you make about where you invest your blood, sweat, and tears are not consistent with the person you aspire to be, you will never become that person.
As you continue on your life’s journey, allocate your resources wisely, at work and home.
Your strategy is what you do.