Preparation

There is an order to things.

There is an order to things. Make sure you are prepared.

I heard this quote the other day. Sorry, I can’t give any credit to its author.

It’s hard to prepare for something when you’re not ready for it.

Wait . . . isn’t that why we prepare?

Whether it is for an exam in school or a job interview, being prepared for the unexpected is at the very core of being prepared. You just know that curve ball is coming at you. That’s the teacher’s/interviewer’s mode of operation. It doesn’t mean you’ll pass/land the job, but you can minimize failure by being prepared.

I was a boy scout and our motto is “Be Prepared.” Scouting as an organization was founded by Robert Baden-Powell in the early 20th century. Upon his retirement from active scouting, B-P had this to say:

“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. ‘Be Prepared’ in this way, to live happy and to die happy — stick to your Scout Promise always — even after you have ceased to be a boy — and God help you to do it.”

What are you doing to be prepared? The scout motto of “Be Prepared” means that you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.

So I guess this post is about knowing your duty. Because if you know your duty, then you know what you have to do in order to be prepared.

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