If our objective is to take-over an outpost, we need to understand the obstacles standing in our way. We could go in guns-a-blazing and hope for the best or we can stop, observe, and think things through. We can put together a plan of action.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
— Peter Drucker
An accurate self-assessment allows us to understand the edge of our abilities. What we do with that knowledge defines the difference between a good or great outcome.
For example, we’re not going to take-out a fully armored Heavy with a cap gun. That would be silly, but we can perform a stealth take-down with a knife from behind. Now you have his weapon. You have increased your abilities. Read more on Stealth Strategy.