Insight from my morning study:
Success lies at the intersection of preparation and opportunity.
The more you prepare the more ready you are to take hold of the next opportunity that comes your way.
Improve your preparedness and you increase the likelihood of being successful.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ~ Benjamin Franklin
You can improve your preparedness using these 6 steps:
- Reflect and get clear on what it is you want to accomplish in different areas of your life – health, family, business, career, communication, finances … ?
- Acknowledge that preparation is not a single event, it’s a daily discipline.
- Set aside 30 minutes of each day to work on whatever area of life you need improvement in. By focusing on these improvement areas in small chunks each day you begin to harness the effects of compound interest. At first things will be slow going, but over time those small efforts done each day begin to snow ball into massive outcomes.
- Track your progress.
- Keep yourself accountable.
- Make it a habit.
What area am I currently improving my preparation in?
- Verbal and written communication. Writing does not come easy to me. In fact, throughout my educational career I came to dislike writing of any kind. However, I’ve recognized that one cannot succeed in life without having organized thoughts and a clear way to communicate them. This is the main reason I’ve created this blog. My sandbox for organizing my thoughts and communicating them. I set aside 30-45 minutes each morning to write.
What area can you prepare improve your preparation in?