Preparation

How am I preparing?

The way in which the expedition is equipped – the way in which every difficulty is foreseen, and precautions taken for meeting or avoiding it – Victory await him who has everything in order. Luck, people call it – said Roald Amundsen (first person to reach South Pole). Preparation matters; Preparation is all that matters. …

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Preparation

Preparation – Its importance in achieving what we aim to achieve can’t be overstated; It’s often said when preparation meets opportunity, luck happens! How well am I prepared to achieve what I want to achieve? What am I doing today (as part of preparation) towards my journey?

Preparation

Each one of us is on a journey from ‘point X’ to ‘point Y’. A few thoughts that might help us gain clarity and momentum (towards ‘point Y’) are: By when should I need to reach? How well am I prepared / preparing for the journey? What am I doing today to move the needle?

Preparation

Measure twice, cut once – Craftsman’s aphorism. Preparation, homework… It counts. Especially in the current age where getting a chance second time is highly unlikely.

One thing

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times – Bruce Lee. What is that one thing am doing each day that would take me closer to my goal?

Scheduling ‘to do’

We have heard ‘things that get scheduled are the things that get done’. What to schedule? How to schedule? Probably one way would be to list the priorities first, and then schedule them – rather than choosing to do things based on ‘availability of time’.

Competencies

Competencies that are most critical for the current role (the role that one is in right now) are important – Those may be significantly different from the ones that we had demonstrated in our earlier roles. Also important is to ask oneself which are the competencies that are going to be most critical to move …

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Preparation

‘The person who sweats more in training bleeds less in war’ – Robin Sharma. ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’ – Benjamin Franklin. ‘Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe’ – Abraham Lincoln. ‘As far as the World Cup is …

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