Summary: How to Fight a Hydra by Josh Kauffman
Summary: How to Fight a Hydra by Josh Kauffman

Summary: How to Fight a Hydra by Josh Kauffman

Uncertainty, complexity, variability and ambiguity are unavoidable parts of adventuring.

You’ll not be able to guarantee victory in advance. You must decide on a course of action, prepare as best as you can, move forward and hope for the best.


Some people will support your desire to adventure and others will not.

Do not let their doubts and concerns discourage you if you decided the experience, benefits and potential rewards are worth the risk,


Every adventurer feels afraid and has doubts about their abilities.

That’s normal. Not a sign of weakness  or cowardliness.


Every adventurer requires a certain amount of exploration.

You’ll spend time lost in a wilderness, lost in which way to go. You can’t eliminate it. Exploration is an unavoidable part of exploration.


The struggle will always take longer and feel more difficult than you expect.

Knowing that it’s going to be difficult makes it easier to keep going.


Stories are embellished to make the telling more interesting.

They contain only the highlights, and omit extended period of trepidation, anxiety and toil. Take hard. Every hero struggles on the same difficulties.


The path to victory is to keep moving toward your objective, undeterred by hardship.

Sharpening your abilities and learning new skills are excellent uses of your time and energy.


Take care of your health.

Perseverance depends on your physical, mental and emotional fortitude.


Experiment with different approaches until you find something that works.

Pay attention to your environment and look for opportunities to put yourself in advantageous circumstances.


Confidence is a potent ally.

Trust your experience, insight and intuition. Beware the danger of inattention, impatience and hubris.


Often, the reward of the end of the journey is not what you expect.

Be open to the possibility of finding treasure in unexpected places and in uncommon forms.


Weigh each new opportunity against your current objective.

Then decide what to do based on what you value most.