The Late (and very Great) Dallas Willard had this perceptive insight.
Now let us try a subversive thought.
Supose our failures occur,
not in spite of what we are doing,
but precisely because of it.
(The Divine conspiracy, pp. 40)
There are times when we fail because we have a great vision, great strategy, great tactics and we simply fall short in implementing them. They would really work well, if we just did them. This is where "turning the flywhell" (Jim Collins) is helpful. We know what to do and how to do it. We must simply KEEP DOING IT until it begins to generate the desired results.
If only it were always that easy.
Willard reminds us that it is not always that easy.