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real life OODA looping action

OODA loop is a term introduced to me by the great Brian Taylor. The simple explanation is that it stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.

Two weekends ago Mom found a property in West Virginia that she fell in love with. She dreamed about it. She named it. She couldn’t help but tell people about it. We hadn’t scheduled our first exploratory roadie until the 24th, but she was too excited to wait. So, this past weekend we packed ourselves and the puppies in the car for a recon trip.

The property was an utter let down (for many reasons). We had just driven through the night, for over 16 hours, to get there and we had planned to spend the weekend there and we didn’t want to be there at all. In 20 minutes we were back in the car, already formulating plan B.

I would venture to say that absolutely nothing about the weekend went according to plan. Even plan B, C, and D. But we never got stuck. We never dwelled on what wasn’t working, and got mad or sad or stupid, we just kept adapting. It was an amazing weekend.


About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

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This entry was posted on April 6, 2010 by in Everything All in One Place and tagged .

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