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Prepare For Success

"Prepare For Success" Photo by Beth Sawickie http://bethsawickie.com/prepare-for-success

I was mildly obsessed with getting dragon fly pictures this past summer.  There were days when they were just all over the place.  I enjoyed when we’d be kayaking and they’d fly right along with us or hitch a ride for a bit.

You can purchase a print of this image here.

“If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

This quote reminds me to not allow myself to be stifled by my own fears.  If I believe that “it will never happen”, “something always goes wrong”…etc – then that is exactly what is going to happen.

The key here, though, is to believe that the success/goal will come.  Then, prepare for it by taking actions that support it.  A simple example of this is wanting to be fit and healthy.  I know I did not get out of shape and a bit plumper than I’d like overnight.  It is going to take time to slim down a bit.  I’m not going to reach my goal if I don’t prepare for it.  And I can move toward the goal by acting “as if” I am at my goal.  What would people who are fit and healthy do?  Choose to eat nourishing food (most of the time ;), choose to get movin’ and exercise, choose to take care of themselves.  Obviously I’m not going to go run a marathon right now…but I can start out with fast paced walking every day.

What is a goal that you would like to achieve? How can you prepare to achieve it?