Explore the value of Preparation
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PREPARATION QUOTATIONS
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“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.”

Oprah Winfrey

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“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. ”

Sir William Osler

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

Abraham Lincoln

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“Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

Benjamin Franklin

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'preparation'.
Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
Pass It On®

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Your Comments
Julie JANUARY 26, 2018
There are so many things waiting us to manage.To achieve them well ,be positive and prepare for them.

Anderson from Colatina-ES, Brasil MAY 3, 2012
A vida é uma caixa de surpresa, com preparação nada é fácil, sem ela menos ainda. Life is a box of surprise, nothing is easy to prepare, without her even less.

David Caines from Easton, PA JANUARY 16, 2011
For me, preparation is a series of habits . A habit of checking everything, shoes tied, pen in pocket, cell phone and web book charged... that sort of thing. Those habits allow me to leave the house knowing that whatever may befall me, I am as prepared as may be to face it. Preparation is being honest with ones self about what the worst may be, learning how to counter the worst and setting habits to meet those possibilities which allows one to move on into the day with a clear mind, and work towards the best. Blessings, David

Chris M. from Lancaster, CA FEBRUARY 6, 2010
Preparation. For a procrastinator, I will.