Trust your process
One thing after another
You can be prescriptive or iterative. I say iterative, because outcomes are never certain and all you can do is influence the journey there. But with the right knowledge and experience, all of us can happily have a clear picture of a fuzzy future, and trust that our processes will get us there.
Detect and filter random gifts
Serendipity just happens, often just the surprise that helps you out, if you're ready. Serendipity can be given room in even the tightest project plans, by being prepared for opportunism.
Seek collateral good
Who else can benefit?
You can achieve more if open to benefiting others not involved in the plan. Get a sense of what else your methods and enterprises can influence, or what other outputs and outcomes could come about. Be ready to pursue openings, make sure the plan has room for this.