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Quotes on PREPARATION
"The commander must decide how he will fight the battle before it begins. He must then decide who he will use the military effort at his disposal to force the battle to swing the way he wishes it to go; he must make the enemy dance to his tune from the beginning and not vice versa."
— Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
"It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters."
— Paul "Bear" Bryant
"The will to win is worthless if you do not have the will to prepare."
— Thane Yost
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
— Stephen King
"Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top."
— Paul Coffey
"I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete, or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win—if you don't, you won't."
— Bruce Jenner
"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."
— Benjamin Fanklin
"Execution is the ability to mesh strategy with reality, align people with goals, and achieve the promised results."
— Larry Bossidy
"Explosions are not comfortable."
— Yevgeny Zamyatin
"Life is like a combination lock; your job is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want."
— Brian Tracy
"Sometimes we have the dream but we are not ourselves ready for the dream. We have to grow to meet it."
— Louis L'Amour
"If the people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all."
"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes, this makes planning the day difficult."
— E. B. White
"All things are ready, if our minds be so."
— William Shakespeare
"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."
— John F. Kennedy
"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe."
— Abraham Lincoln
"Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you're ready or not, to put this plan into action."
— Napolean Hill
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
"If I miss a day of practice, I know it. If I miss two days, my manager knows it. If I miss three days, my audience knows it."
— André Previn