I'm from Ft. Myers, FL, and am of proud white-trash stock. Moved to Warner Robins a few years ago after taking an offer from recruiters at a job fair. Career-wise, I'm working on my Master's.
To meet a goal, simply make efficient use of the resources available whilst staying within the defined constraints. Upon failure, analyze the factors involved, lessons learned, and estimate the effort and resources required in order to make a decision on planning another iteration. Upon success, analyze the factors involved and lessons learned. In either case, recognize the expenditures up to this point cannot be recovered at their original cost.