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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thursday, May 2, 2002


The most reliable way of being in the right place at the right time is to prepare yourself for it. Great opportunities are everywhere, and the people who benefit the most from them are those who are the best prepared.

Preparation can be tedious and it’s not usually very exciting, yet the results it brings can be tremendously exciting. Being sufficiently prepared will open doors for you that you otherwise would never see.

The time and effort you spend learning, practicing, developing your skills and laying the groundwork for achievement may not pay off immediately. Yet those efforts spent in preparation will indeed pay off, and when they do, they’ll pay off in a big way.

Your time is never wasted when you spend it to become better prepared. Athletes win because of practice, and businesses succeed because of the skills their people have developed. Those who achieve do so because they have prepared themselves to achieve. There’s no better way to be genuinely confident than to know that you’re prepared.

Do your homework, lay the groundwork, build a solid foundation, be prepared, and become truly confident. When you’re prepared, great opportunities will virtually jump out at you and the best thing is, you’ll be ready for them.

— Ralph Marston

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