A Keep On Pushing Moment: Develop the will to prepare
“The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.” ~ Bobby Knight
As an athlete, I totally resonate with the idea of having the will to succeed but I also understand that you must have as strong a will to prepare. Otherwise success is but a fleeting illusion. This is true in sports but is absolutely true in every other area of life as well. In fact, during my officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, they taught us the 7 P’s. Here they are:
Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Having the will to succeed is the easy part but real success comes down to putting in the work…..putting in time….going through the process to get ready. In other words, practicing the 7 P’s.
And I know that it is not necessarily fun. The grind of preparation can be arduous.
But there is no substitution for hard work and focusing on the basics.
Too many people are looking for that silver bullet — that one key strategy that is going to give them a leg up in the game, the job interview, the business meeting and so on.
Sure, that one big break might satisfy your desire to win but it is not a reliable way forward since it relies on chance.
A clearer path to success involves daily habits and repeated actions. It is the seemingly insignificant and mundane things repeated on a consistent basis that will make the biggest difference in your quest to succeed.
What is your success worth?
The will to prepare is the price you must pay.
This has been keep on pushing moment.
I am Devon Harris.
Keep On Pushing!