If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way we may succeed in accomplishing the essent
“If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way, we may succeed in accomplishing the essential part of our schemes. If, on the other hand, in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune.”
“The Art of War by Active 6th Century B.C. Sunzi.” Gutenberg.Org, https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/132. Accessed 16 July 2021, loc. 93-94.
We must understand that failure is possible. We must try to differentiate partial failure from total failure. Further, we must aim only for partial failures by understanding what is the essential part of our strategy versus the advantageous part.