I know this is a post title that may leave the younger generation scratching their head a bit, but the key I believe to being successful in the ever changing game of survivor…adaptability. I have spent many years dreaming, scheming and preparing for my chance to play the greatest game ever. I do believe my time obsessing will benefit me, but it will not allow me to enter the game with a plan that I anticipate working. At best, if lucky (luck is another key to winning), my plan will get me off on the right foot. Whether day one is a tremendous success or I am quickly on the outside of the numbers, every moment I spend fulfilling my dream will require adaptability. Today’s well laid plan needs to be evaluated, tweaked, and abandoned as the other contestants move, adjust and realign. I think this is something I bring to the Island. I believe all the preparation and study of the game will help me identify paths, pitfalls & opportunities. Sometimes being old enough to recall a famous quote from an athlete years ago can be just the advantage one needs. Everyone starts day one of Survivor with a plan…just as every fighter has a plan when they step into the ring.
Mike Tyson – “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”