Be Prepared

Prepare in such a way that no matter when, or how the opportunity comes in front of you, it finds you PREPARED. – by Avdhessh Arya


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By Avdhessh Arya


The other day something grabbed my attention when I was on my way to work. It was a small signboard on the rear of a truck (and it was kind of unusual) It read- ‘Stop Preparing, Be Prepared’

Isn’t that true about all of us? Often times we find ourselves preparing day in and day out, and never feel confident enough to call ourselves prepared.

They say opportunity love preparedness. The man who is living his life prepared is likely to grab more opportunities than others. On the other hand if you are still preparing, you are sure to miss many golden chances.

I have seen myself preparing for years, and taking no or little action. By the time I felt confident enough to dive into the sea of opportunities, I found there were none left. Most of the things had changed. And it left me wondering if I will ever be able to reach my goals.

Today, I understand it clearly. You do need to plan. You do need to get ready. But you also need to put your learning into action. 

Life, technology, jobs, market and relationships-everything changes with time. It’s ok to do your homework, but then you have to start from somewhere.

Life is on the job training. You learn something. You put that into action. You get results. Even if you fail, you gain something valuable-Wisdom. And its wisdom that gives you an edge.

It’s really important that you put your learning into action before it is too late; else, the things you have learnt may become obsolete. Then, you’ll have to start it from the scratch, and that would be nothing but a waste of time.

Keep learning.

Keep preparing.

But don’t forget to put your learning into action.

Prepare in such a way that no matter when, or how the opportunity comes in front of you, it finds you PREPARED.


Editor’s Note: Avdhessh Arya, is a personal development coach for youth and voice actor, who helps young people break walls of self-imposed limitations and become confident individuals. He is also the founder and owner of, a website portal with focus on dealing with lack of self-confidence, negativity, self-doubt, lack of focus and more. Visit to read more such insightful articles.