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Preparation

You ever wonder how it is that people lose weight? Or become financially fit? Or get promoted?

We don't have to really think hard, because we probably know the people who have done at least one of those things or all three maybe. We may even be one of those people. I do know there is a formula to success, with several moving parts.

Preparation is part of the formula.

The reason I think I'm not as successful (my definition of it) as I would like to be, is because of my lack of preparation. Focus plus consistency plus a plan added together equals preparation. Prepared people are ready for the future. Prepared people do things over and over even when they don't feel like doing them. This is how great habits are developed.

For instance:
If they want to get in shape, they eat right and work out. It becomes habit. If they want to become financially fit, they don't spend frivolously, they spend wisely. It becomes habit. If they want to get promoted, they work hard, don't gossip about their their coworkers or their boss -- they have integrity. It becomes habit. Whatever areas we discipline ourselves in, are the areas we excel in.

I'm finally starting to understand that.




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