Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life.
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, cites principles as his key to success.
This means comparing the outcomes that the machine is producing to your visualization of the outcomes you expected so that you can note any deviations. If you expect improvement to be within a specific range . . .
. . . and it ends up looking like this . . .
. . . you will know that you need to get at the root cause to deal with it. If you don't, the trajectory will probably continue.