As the world witnessed yesterday, when preparation meets the promise, championship moments are birth! Malcolm Butler went from an unknown and undrafted free agent to Super Bowl XLIX hero. With one phenomenal play, Butler went from mediocrity to stardom. Many may think it was luck or just something that happened, but it is a great demonstration of how you when you properly prepare you are ready when the opportunity presents itself.
Moral of the story – you have to be ready whenever the chance presents itself. Life will give you a chance to become a star, but you have to be ready to take full advantage. Whatever it may be that you are seeking to accomplish, train, work, study, go above and beyond to assure that when the time comes, it is nothing new or that catches you off guard. Butler was able to make such a fantastic play because there was no hesitation. He had seen the formation before because he had studied the film; he was in position because he had put in the work; he was able to make the play because he had trained. What are you doing?
No one can predict when the moment will occur, but everyone can attest that they do not come often and when they do, if you are not ready to capitalize, you may have missed your best shot. Remember, a dream without a goal is just a wish and a vision without a plan is just a dream. You have to know where you are going and devise and work the plan to get there. Preparation is the cornerstone for progress and prosperity.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. ~ Alexander Graham Bell
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. ~ Robert H. Schuller
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~ Arthur Ashe