Many of us are familiar with the phrase “proper preparation prevents poor performance.” It has become a staple in the many lessons of leadership. Very rarely, however, do we actually put this into action. Better yet, I would contend that many of us underestimate the value of preparation.
We live in a reactive culture. Things happen. We respond. The problem with this is we don’t always respond in very effective ways because we failed to think about how we would respond. The “what if’s?” It is very detrimental to be so caught up in “what is” that we don’t think about, and prepare for the “what if’s?”
Preparation is what positions us in the right place to achieve our goals. When you are out of position, more bad things happen than good. Preparation is often that thin line between triumph and defeat. We must begin with the end in mind…this is the power of preparation.
The bottom line is this: “If you are preparing today, chances are, you will not be repairing tomorrow.” This is applicable in business, government, love, leadership, and any other area of our lives.
With God, nothing is impossible…
© David McGhee