…In order to improve our performance, we need to model our preparation, our effort and our form against a standard, not base it on the outcome. Because outcomes aren’t necessarily guaranteed by our work.
Just because you won doesn’t mean you did a good job (and vice versa).
Seth Godin, “Confusing effort, preparation and performance with the outcome”, blog, August 26, 2019
In the wake of a successful result, there is a tendency to overlook opportunities for improvement. Don’t let a positive outcome blind you to key points that could elevate your method in the future.
The foundation of criminal defence practice is a commitment to the ongoing refinement of preparation and strategy to facilitate the best possible outcomes. Whether it is a positive or negative outcome, debriefing is a necessity.