December 10, 2020 –

Business and management classes at colleges and Universities teach lessons on strategic planning and execution. These courses teach planning and the importance of creating contiguous plans when your project goes awry, and you must regroup. Often in our lives, we face days that everything seems to go wrong.

There is a business maximum stated as Murphy’s Law: “If anything could go wrong, it will. And it does.” Prepare to overcome the obstacle and setbacks you encounter. Knowing Murphy’s eighteen corollaries to his law helps improve life.

  1. If anything can go wrong, invariably, it will.
  2. Nothing is ever as simple as it first seems.
  3. Everything you decide to do costs more than first estimated
  4. Every activity takes more time than you have.
  5. By trying to please everybody, somebody will be displeased.
  6. It is a fundamental law of nature that nothing ever quite works out.
  7. It is easier to commit or get involved in something than to get out of it.
  8. Whatever you set out to do, something else must be done first.
  9. If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually, it will break or malfunction.
  10. By making something obvious, someone will become confused.
  11. Every clarification breeds new questions.
  12. You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, and that is sufficient.
  13. Persons disagreeing with your facts are always emotional and employ faulty reasoning
  14. Enough research will tend to support your conclusions.
  15. The greater the importance of the decisions to be made, the large must be the committee assigned to make them.
  16. The more urgent the need for a decision, the less apparent becomes the identity of the decision-maker.
  17. The more complex the idea or the technology, the more simpleminded is the opposition.
  18. Each profession talks to itself in its unique language. Apparently, there is no Rosetta Stone.