Word on the street is that Benjamin Franklin said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement, and I’m gonna tell you why. I have spent a good portion of my life allowing life to live me. What does that mean? Quite simply, I would just take whatever came my way. Of course I had goals, I had hopes and dreams and everything – but I hardly ever sat down and got a concrete plan in place. And when I did, more often than not, I allowed life to knock me off course, and that would be the end of that.
What this taught me now that I’m older is that preparation is key. It is important to KNOW what it is that you desire and what it is that you want to do with your time. I understand going with the flow. Trust me, I do. But you still need to prepare, so that you are IN the RIGHT FLOW. Things flow to us according to what we purpose and intend. Every flow isn’t meant for us.
For example: As I am sitting here preparing this podcast, my phone is vibrating off the imaginary hook. I could just go with the flow and say, “Well they called or texted so they must need something”, or I could go with the flow and say “Let me finish what I’m doing and I’ll be sure to get back with them when I can.” See how that works? Sometimes we use “I’m going with the flow” as an excuse for us to give in to our distractions. No bueno, man. No bueno.
I encourage you to make PLANNING a priority this year. Make PREPARATION a priority. You want a mate? Make sure you’re doing what it takes to prepare for having a mate. Make sure you’re working on what you’re gonna bring to the table. Need another job? Make sure your resume is up to par. Shameless plug, but I do resume writing as a part of my business, so hit me up if you need to. If you’re a business owner, is your elevator pitch ready? What about your business cards?
You know why people miss opportunities? Because they aren’t prepared for the opportunities when they come. MOST of the biggest opportunities you will ever have are gonna come when you weren’t really expecting them. You’re just gonna be carrying on and living your everyday life, and opportunity is going to knock. Will you be prepared? That could literally be a million-dollar question. It could bless you or it could cost you. The good news is that the ball is in your court. When the clock is down to the last few seconds and there’s one shot to be made and the ball gets passed to you, go ahead and make that shot you spent all season preparing for. I’m pulling for you!
Have an amazing day today. Show love to yourself AND others. Be GREAT! I speak life to you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!