17/07/2014 ~ #NicholasA ~ 7 Life Lessons From Benjamin Franklin. #5 Prepare.

At the foundation of every success achieved in life is a great deal of preparation.
 
Let’s assume you are an architect or a structural engineer.  When asked to draw the plans for two different buildings, a bungalow and a skyscraper, it is quite evident that you will pay a lot of attention to the depth of the foundation on the skyscraper compared to that of the bungalow. This is because the ability for a building to go that tall is determined by the depth of it’s foundation i.e. the capacity of it’s base to hold up the load that will be placed on it in due course. 
 
The same thing applies in our careers, business and projects. You cannot grow higher than what your foundation of preparation can accommodate, even if you do, there is high probability of collapse and believe me, it might be a great fall. 
 
Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” 
It’s better to not have an opportunity and be prepared, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. Success loves preparation, are you prepared?  
 
Someone once defined success as “opportunity meets preparation”.
 
In the area where you seek success how deep is your preparation? or do you just believe that “I can do good when I get there?” Believe me, you won’t. 
 
If the perfect opportunity presented itself, would you be ready for it?
 
Spend your days preparing for success, so when your opportunity comes, you will be ready.
 
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you, you have to win it ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Be committed to your own perpetual development and ‘walk your talk’.
 
The world is waiting for YOU!
 
I honour you! 
 
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