Strategy comes naturally for everyone. Really. If you need an example, check this one. Regardless of whether you’re running a big business, leading a project, applying for your first job, or trying to improve your science grade in school, everyone generally (though admittedly quite loosely) follows the same five step process: situation, insight, objective, strategy, execution.
It’s the same process regardless of whether you’re young or old, in business or at home, highly intelligent or not so much, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or whatever.
Most people don’t know this. They don’t know there’s a natural process for strategy that they use every day whether it’s at work or it’s picking where they’re going to have lunch.
Most people think strategy is something someone else, usually higher up, does.
Most people are wrong about strategy.
Strategy is about achievement. It’s about problem solving. It’s about success.
People that are proficient at strategy achieve more and have more successful outcomes than those that aren’t, regardless of their chosen profession.
You are by nature a strategist. If you want to live better, achieve more, get better results, what you need is to do is improve your skill at strategy.