How Preparation Can Save Your Life
When was the last time you took a test you didn’t study for? Or travelled to a city you never visited before? Or gave an impromptu speech? Or ran a marathon without stretching?
The common answer to all these questions – “you’re in big trouble” and most likely setting yourself up for failure.
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail.
There are an arrogant few out there who’d simply say that they’ll “go with the flow” and think that if they play their cards right, they’ll be alright. Of course, there’s always a bit of luck involved in everything, but you’re not doing yourself a favour by relying on it too much.
Then there are the pros who simply come into a situation without any hint of preparation with their confident smirks and their upright shoulders, who
simply blow you away by exceeding your expectations with the way they perform.
Sherlock Holmes prided himself as a student of crime detection, that “deduction is an art that demands patient and persistent practice”.
Ray Allen shoots hundreds of shots before every game, which is why he’s the best at it. Though he still misses a few wide-open jumpers.
Dexter scouts his next kill’s house, looking into his background and noting his routine before going for “the kill”.
They all have one thing in common.
If you respect your craft no matter what it is and what it stands for, you will prepare for it.
Preparation sets apart the good from the great.