Something I’ve realized in the past few days is every roll is individual, and everyone grapples and reacts in their own unique way.
Accordingly, what might work on one person gets you into trouble with another because the strength of their game comes from countering said position.
I think this is where a lot of disappointment comes from:
Thinking we’ve ‘arrived’ with a position because we’ve had success with it, only to have it shut down later, or worse still, get us into hot water.
Going back to the opening point, such thinking above a result of misinterpreting one roll and/or series of individual rolls as ‘success.’
Also, there is probably a degree of forcing positions down people’s throats instead of studying how different people react, and using those reactions to your benefit. As such the position I’m in less important than how some one is reacting to said position.
Taking this thought further, think of your best positions not as was to achieve end results, but probes you have confidence in. That is, take the result if it’s there, but use it primarily as a set-up that branches into varying degrees of counter-offense:
Move, but watch and feel first.