“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
Preparation for undertakings in sports, business or the classroom can be compared to the foundation of a house. If you lack a solid foundation, you compromise the entire structure. Strong foundations are the first and most important step towards success in any form of life. A strong foundation is based on complete preparation of body, mind and emotions.
Without full preparation you will compensate with quick-fix bad habits that will not serve you well. Bad habits are like soft comfortable beds: easy to get into but hard to get out of. Difficulties you face due to skipping steps in the preparation process can be seen as a weakness in your foundations.
World champions in sports and people successful in life all have similar qualities knowing the importance of preparation. They have all focus exclusively on forming habits most others find boring or uncomfortable. They appreciate the significance of being coached to build a preparation foundation based on strengthening the mind and controlling the emotional responses.
Whether your preparation need is physical, mental or emotional there always needs to be a step by step approach to address the task at hand to assure success. You may face a stressful decision in a pressured environment, but with coached preparation you can learn to break any situation down into manageable small steps that will allow you to think clearly, respond appropriately and take action towards achieving your final goal.
The more skilful you can become at priming yourself with preparation skills for each step of the process, the more you will be amazed what you can accomplish. Engaging a coach maybe the best investment you make to fast track this process and help guide your progression towards success.