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Monday, September 17, 2007

Preparation is a necessity for success

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” - Confucius

During festive seasons, my mum needs to spend almost the entire day to prepare a sumptuous dinner for the family. The preparation takes many hours but it takes less than an hour to finish the meal.

Building a successful business, doing well in studies or even to be able to cook a nice meal takes a lot of preparation. Are you willing to pay the price for success?

You can be successful if you are making all the necessary preparations.

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”

“Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results” - Dennis Wholey

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin

"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” - Arthur Ashe

In order to excel in anything, you must be prepared to work hard. Success takes work and preparation. Are you willing to put forth the time and effort that it takes?

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10 comments:

surjit said...

Yes, I agree with you Sam. Without proper planning nothing can be achieved in life.
"People don't plan to fail,
they fail to plan."
A very useful post.God bless.

Jennifer said...

Ohhh very nice Sam!

Sometimes we like to jump in without the proper preparation... like we have to learn to swim before we jump off the diving board!

:-)

Jen

lilifxt said...

hi sam u are absolutely right i liked this quote very much Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results
when we plan and prepare ourselves in the right way with self confidence and the right knowledge we will achieve better thats very right
thx for the post best wishes

Titania Starlight said...

Those were all great motivational points. I enjoyed your quotes as well. Benjamin Franklin is one of my favorites next to Albert Einstein. :o)

Sam Chan said...

Very very true! "People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan"

Thanks Surjit for the quote.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Everybody want success but not many are willing to make all the preparation to do things well. Thanks for your valuable thoughts.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,

Thanks for your continuous support.
Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Titania,

I am glad you liked this post and find it motivating. Thanks for your encouragement.

Best Wishes

mr fong said...

It is encouraging.From now I shall make better lesson plans :P

Sam Chan said...

Hi Winston,

I am glad you find this post helpful. You can be the best with much preparation and plans.

Best Wishes