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There's nothing more dangerous than an idea if its the only one you have.
-- Mark Twain


Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Get prepared

There are plenty of great opportunities in this world, and new opportunities come along every day. Making the most of those opportunities requires preparation. Success is not dependent so much on access to opportunity as it is on the amount of preparation that has preceded the opportunity.

Preparation is not usually very exciting. In the short term it can be tedious and uninspiring. Yet is pays off in big ways. When you are prepared, you can make the most of the good times. When you are prepared, you can thrive even in the difficult times.

Tomorrow will come. Are you doing anything today to prepare for it? As the months and years pass by, and they surely will, the preparation you do right now will bring much added value to your life. Do you ever wish you could be lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time? With enough preparation, you can surely and reliably put yourself exactly there.

— Ralph Marston

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