"The best way to start any journey is to be as best prepared as possible for the journey." NosaJ
Yesterday was a journey. Today is a journey and tomorrow will be a journey further into the future. Hopefully every day of your life has not been and will not be struggle but every day of your life is a journey. We all have similar struggles but the journey to or through those struggles is different and our responses are different. The struggles that are sometimes a part of every journey are made easier by being better prepared for them or having the means to minimize the struggle.
Life is such that it requires some preparation. Almost anything that we do requires some sort of preparation and the better the preparation, the better the outcome. Preparation involves some kind of planning but as we also well know, not everything goes according to plan but if there is no planning then nothing does go according to plan anyway. Even the best laid plans can be shot to bits by circumstances, but better a plan to be shot to bits and put back together, rather than none at all. If no goals are set, there are no goals to be fulfilled and no fulfillment.
If there is no preparation, the outcome to any given day or event remains full of uncertainties. Preparation is the ally of planning and of success. You cannot be ready for what lies ahead if you are not prepared for what lies ahead. This applies on many levels with the journey, the struggles and also to preparing yourself to receive the blessings that life has to offer to you.
" If you are not ready to receive your blessings, then your blessings are not going to come to you
without some resistance."
One question that you do have to ask yourself today is ` am I ready for the day ahead?' If the answer is no, then the second question must be ` Why am I not ready' and the third should be ` what can I do to be ready? It might be a bit too late to be ready for yesterday or even the now but you still have your mind to prepare you for what lies ahead. Apply the same question to the weeks and the year that lies ahead but do not kid yourslef about the time that yo do have get ready or be prepared. Make haste but also careful haste with such preparations.
There is the mental preparation and there is the physical preparation or actual preparation and both have to work together for you to be truly prepared for what lies ahead, the expected and even the unexpected. Intentions have to reflected in action or with action or intent becomes unfulfilled and meaningless.
The physical preparation is more aligned with the known and the mental with the unexpected.
Both are about doing something to prepare the self for what lies ahead. No one knows entirely what lies ahead and the further away time is from you, the more difficult it is to be prepared for such times, but each step of preparation here and now, is the foundation to the outcome of the future.A plan now and preparations to accompany any such plan, is without a doubt a safety net for the future.
Wake up and be ready for the day ahead. Wake up and prepare yourself for the future. Preparation is not simply about making resolutions that will fade into nothing but making your mind up to make some things happen and taking the necessary steps to make them happen. Being prepared is your shield against the struggle and your umbrella to some of the storms that you might encounter on the journey that is your life.
Have a great day and may the days and weeks to the year ahead unfold with much positivity to add grace and beauty and blessings to your life.