Preparation Makes the Difference!
For example, during a hurricane or a natural disaster; preparation is crucial, to the point that it could be the difference between life or death.
A boxer or a UFC fighter spends months, and sometimes even a whole year training and preparing themselves for one fight. Athletes in general spend years training and in preparing themselves so they could be the best athletes. Doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and professionals invest years learning and preparing themselves in order to reach their roles.
I can imagine that you could think of a dozen more examples in your head where preparation is crucial. That’s because everything in this life requires some sort of preparation. But, before preparing, you must know what you’re preparing for.
Step 1: Write your specific goals down:
You must know exactly what your goal is and by when you want to reach it. Write down your goal very specifically. For example, “I want to buy a computer,” is very different than, “I want to buy a 13inch MacBook Pro in the next 2 months.” Once you know where your destination is, then you can and must start to prepare yourself.
Step 2: Under each specific goal, write down a small plan on how you will achieve it:
This is where the actual preparation begins. For example, if you want to buy a 13inch MacBook Pro in the next 2 months, you could write:
- I will save up money and do small jobs on the side to have the money in 2 months.
- I will look online for the 13inch MacBook Pro and see what are the best prices and deals.
- I will go into the stores to see the 13inch MacBook Pro and get more information on it.
When you don’t have a plan, you don’t know how you will reach your destination. You know what your destination is and you have an idea about how you can reach it, but it’s not something that will lead you there for sure. That is where your faith kicks in, because by preparing yourself you’re telling yourself that you will receive what you’re looking for and that you will reach that destination.
Nobody prepares themselves for something they are certain they will never receive or reach. Maybe your blessing is right around the corner, but you haven’t reached it yet because you’re not prepared to receive it. Start preparing yourself! You will reach your destination, you will receive what you’re looking for, but only if you are ready!
Have you written down your specific goals? What was your experience preparing for them?
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