From The Lion Tracker’s Guide To Life by Boyd Varty:
You must train yourself to see what you are looking for.
Perhaps the most concise description of radiology training.
“I don’t know where we are going but I know exactly how to get there,” he says.
Process > outcome.
I think of all the people I have spoken to who have said, “When I know exactly what the next thing is, I will make a move.” I think of all the people whom I have taught to track who froze when they lost the track, wanting to be certain of the right path forward before they would move. Trackers try things. The tracker on a lost track enters a process of rediscovery that is fluid. He relies on a process of elimination, inquiry, confirmation; a process of discovery and feedback. He enters a ritual of focused attention. As paradoxical as it sounds, going down a path and not finding a track is part of finding the track.
Uncertainty is part of life, but a search pattern helps.