Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Planning is bringing the future into the present.
Plan ahead: It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Whether it is a call to action for blood drives, disaster relief, or just community outreach, the American Red Cross does an extraordinary job at not only meeting the immediate needs of a community, but also the preparation and planning for long-term support.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.
Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.
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