Explore the value of Preparation

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Sir William Osler

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“First, I prepare. Then I have faith.”

Joe Namath

“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

“It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.”

Paul "Bear" Bryant

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

Abraham Lincoln

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ACCEPTANCE ACHIEVEMENT AMBITION AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL APPRECIATING NATURE APPRECIATION BEING THERE BELIEVE BELIEVE IN YOURSELF BE SUPER BRAVERY CARING CHANGE CHARACTER CHARITY CHEER CIVILITY CLASS AND GRACE COMMITMENT COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY COMPASSION COMPLIMENTS COMPROMISE CONFIDENCE CONNECTION COURAGE COURTESY CREATIVITY CURIOSITY DEDICATION DETERMINATION DEVOTION DISCOVERY DO THY BEST DO YOUR PART DREAM DRIVE EDUCATION EMPATHY ENCOURAGEMENT EQUALITY EXCELLENCE FAMILY FITNESS FORESIGHT FORGIVENESS FREEDOM FRIENDSHIP GENEROSITY GET ALONG GET OUTSIDE GIVING BACK GOOD EXAMPLES GOOD MANNERS GOODNESS GRATITUDE GREAT MUSIC GRIT HARD WORK HEALTH HELPING OTHERS HONESTY HONOR HOPE HUMILITY HUMOR IMAGINE INCLUDING OTHERS INCLUSION INGENUITY INITIATIVE INNOVATION INSPIRATION INTEGRITY JOY JUSTICE KINDNESS LAUGHTER LEADERSHIP LEARNING LISTENING LITERACY LIVE LIFE LIVE YOUR DREAMS LOVE LOYALTY MAKING A DIFFERENCE MENTORING MINDFULNESS MOTIVATION NEVER EVER GIVE UP OPPORTUNITY OPTIMISM OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD OVERCOMING PARENTING PASSION PATIENCE PEACE PERSEVERANCE PERSISTENCE PERSPECTIVE PIONEERING PLEASE AND THANK YOU PRACTICE PREPARATION PULL TOGETHER PURPOSE REACHING OUT RESILIENCY RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY RIGHT CHOICES RISING ABOVE SACRIFICE SECOND CHANCES SELF-CARE SELFLESSNESS SERVICE SHARING SMILE SOUL SPORTSMANSHIP SPREAD YOUR WINGS STEWARDSHIP STRENGTH TEACHING BY EXAMPLE TEAMWORK THANK YOU TRUE BEAUTY TRUE CHAMPION TRUST UNITY VISION VOLUNTEERING WISDOM WONDER YOU GOT THIS
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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.