I can’t say whether this line-of-thinking originated with an army in general, the army, or Chief Master Sergeant Drew, in particular… However, it’s certainly apropos wherever, or however, you might be engaged.
In fact, I just may have thought of it myself:
“If it’s not working, either change the rules, or change the circumstances”.
Some call this thinking (interestingly, another word for thinking is “contemplating”, but that won’t work, here) part of situational awareness.
God gave us all varying degrees of discernment. We might as well use it. Some just better than others.
By the way… Do any of you spend time thinking about alternate words, and how they can be applied in a manner that demonstrates both the richness of our English language, and creative resourcefulness? It’s okay if you don’t. But, it’s vitally important that you understand that I do such things.
Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork