1) Pick a target
2) Reach for it
3) Evaluate the gap between the target and the reach
4) Return to step one
From The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle (pg. 92)
Usually we don't start out going in a direction completely opposite of where we want to go, but coordinates that are incorrect a few degrees can end up miles off target if we just keep slogging away.
Have a plan. Follow the plan. Tighten the plan.