Life can tend to come at you real fast. One day you are wishing you were older so you can do some certain things that you feel older people do and the next time is running much to fast and different things are happening. You can, however, be prepared for anything and you should indeed be.
Looking back, there must be somethings that you wished you had known earlier that would have saved you some sorrow or the other. You are not alone in these feelings of regret, they happen to quite a lot of people.
These following quotes and thoughts will help you be prepared for anything in life;
- “I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” ― Oprah Winfrey
- Doing your best everyday is always a guarantee for success. If you learn to give your best to everything you do everyday, you will be prepared and be better advantaged in life. Like H. Jackson Brown Jr puts it; “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
- Be grateful for the things that happen for you in life even when you may have lost them. Dr. Seuss says “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
- “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln
- “Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don’t worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.” ― Randy Pausch
- “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein
- “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw
- “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank
- “Confidence sometimes requires purposeful preparation and practice.” ― Sam Owen
- “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ― John Lennon
- “What if you spent some alone time every morning? Call it prayer. Call it planning. Call it centering. I call it a powerful way to begin the day.” ― Steve Goodier
- “Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.” ― Germany Kent
- “Athletes train 15 years for 15 seconds of performance. Ask them if they got lucky. Ask an athlete how he feels after a good workout. He will tell you that he feels spent. If he doesn’t feel that way, it means he hasn’t worked out to his maximum ability.
Losers think life is unfair. They think only of their bad breaks. They don’t consider that the person who is prepared and playing well still got the same bad breaks but overcame them. That is the difference. His threshold for tolerating pain becomes higher because in the end he is not training so much for the game but for his character. Alexander Graham Bell was desperately trying to invent a hearing aid for his partially deaf wife. He failed at inventing a hearing aid but in the process discovered the principles of the telephone. You wouldn’t call someone like that lucky, would you?Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Without effort and preparation, lucky coincidences don’t happen.” ― Shiv Khera