Ready, Aim, and Then What?
We see it in the political realm. A politician gives a speech and thinks that is sufficient action. Quite a bit of work and thought can go into the Ready, Aim portions of projects; so much so that the Fire part seems secondary. It is also a challenge because until Fire takes place, one can cherish the unblemished vision of success. Ready, Aim resembles Faulkner's line about Southerners who could dream of that glorious moment just before Pickett's charge.
Once we Fire, we move from thought to reality and are confronted with the question of whether or not the effort worked. If it didn't, we'd better not linger too long on reassessment. While we are rethinking, reality is readjusting. Targets move.