When reviewing history, do you do so with the benefit of hindsight or do you appreciate the realities that many decisions were made-it-up as you go. Listening to NPR’s Fresh Air program today, Terry Gross was speaking to Eric Foner who spoke about the realities of history when taken in a real-time approach. If you know the ending of the movie it is easy to see how the plot unfolds. When you research a past event through the lens of that moment, it becomes a different narrative. Appreciate that reviewing a strategic plan it is easy to see what activities resonated and others that were derailed. Creating a plan requires a real-time perspective. You are creating history but cannot judge your achievements until you have decided and taken action.