The Gestalt's Garden

Define the objective, the strategy and the tactics

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I am reading “Outlive”1. My intention was to learn the basic tips and habits for good health. But, in addition to that, I have found something unexpected: a model for approaching difficult creative projects.

This model consists of defining three elements:

  1. Objectives
  2. Strategies
  3. Tactics

The idea is to first define your objective. Then you define what high-level strategy you want to apply to achieve that goal. And finally, you define the tactics that implement the strategy in practice.

It may seem like an obvious workflow, but we often do just the opposite: we try tactics with the intention of solving our problems without really defining what our problems really are and without knowing if these tactics are what we need.


  1. “Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity” by Peter Attia. ↩︎

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