It's Too Late for Preparation When Opportunity Strikes
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“When opportunity comes, it’s too late for preparation.”
In order to best seize the opportunities of the future, it is important to prepare as best you can before they come.
In order to be prepared, it is important to be conscious of where you are spending your time.
Do you spend your time doing the important things that are getting you towards your goal, or are you spending your time doing the things that are not important that are getting you away from your goal?
Have you taken time to clearly identify what are the important things in your life?
Have you figured out how you will be able to do those important things?
Have you scheduled that into your calendar?
These are good questions to ask yourself whenever you feel like you are overwhelmed.
Sometimes when you are going a 100 miles per hour, you may feel like you don’t have time to do certain things. But it’s not that you don’t have time to do those things, it’s just those things currently are not a priority to you.
Sometimes, you may get caught up doing certain things that may feel important, but are only just urgent. And the things that are not urgent but are important is neglected.
A good system to implement is R.P.S; Reflect, Plan, Schedule.
Reflection let you learn from your experiences. It allows the mind to take a look at history and see how you can use the information from the past to make good decisions for the future. It allows you to take time to reminisce and form ideas for the present.
Planning lets you form a map to your destination. It allows you to take the clutter out. You form strategies and efficient paths toward your goal.
You create bandwidth by planning. Stress comes from lack of preparation. A great plan will help prepare you for success.
Scheduling lets you execute. It allows you to attack your plan. It helps you take action on the things that will get you toward your goal. You start to use your time more effectively as you schedule your priorities in your calendar. It gives you the ability to get the highest priorities done first before getting into the lower priorities. By scheduling all the things you planned for, you will be able use your time in the most effective way and be in control of your plan.
Preparation will not guarantee success, but it will definitely give you the best chance to take advantage of opportunities when they appear. By taking the time to reflect, plan and schedule, we learn from the past, strategize for the future, and create the bandwidth you will need to see the opportunities when they come and capitalize on them.