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 avdhessharya.com, a website portal with focus on dealing with lack of self-confidence, negativity, self-doubt, lack of focus and more. Visit http://avdhessharya.com to read more such insightful articles.

Comments

  1. I just wated to let you know who much I enjoy and get inspired by your posts. I follow you on Facebook also. Thank you for providing the awesome messages that you do!

  2. Thankyou Avdhessh,
    Always learning…the action follows…then prepare for more learning…and more action
    be good to yourself
    David

  3. Thank you very much David…:)

  4. haroldmillet says:

    “Prepare in such a way that no matter when, or how the opportunity comes in front of you, it finds you PREPARED.”
    That should be it! Thanks Avdhessh!

  5. Stuartart says:

    “Before you can do something, you must BE something.” said Goethe. It’s a state of mind. You can DO preparing but if you are not BEing prepared you will be caught out. BE prepared to take opportunities as they come. :)

  6. Buena says:

    “On the other hand if you are still preparing, you are sure to miss many golden chances… ”

    Dear Avdhessh,
    How I love this post of yours! It somehow echoes the message I got in my prayer last night. Too disoriented about so many things lately, I asked what I’d been doing wrong and that was exactly it! “Over-preparing, losing the action”. Preparedness is tested on each moment we have, same way that we enjoy whatever it is that comes our way. Being prepared is knowing your heart, and responding to what it tells you. It is the heart that listens closely to God.

    More exchanges,
    Buena

  7. Ramam DSS says:

    I liked this statement “It’s really important that you put your learning into action before it is too late”. It is true we do learn many things but we don’t care to apply them in our life.

    I also believe, it is critical to understand the universal principles that govern life. They are unchanging (will not become obsolete with time) and can be used in any given situation. Once we know the principles, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

    Ramam

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