Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

In a world where instant gratification often takes the spotlight, the timeless words of Norman Vincent Peale and Oprah Winfrey offer a different narrative - one that champions the virtues of preparation and hard work.

Peale’s question, “Are you prepared to do the things today that others won’t do, to have the things tomorrow that others won’t have?” and Winfrey’s insight, “It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared,” together weave a powerful mantra for success.

These quotes aren’t just about the big, monumental efforts. They’re about the small, everyday choices that culminate in a future of achievement and fulfillment.

It’s about choosing discipline over momentary pleasure – like trading late-night binge-watching for a good night’s sleep to ace a sales pitch or choosing a healthier lifestyle to pave the way for long-term well-being.

As a motivational speaker, I’ve learned the invaluable lesson of preparation through my own experiences.

In my dancing days, hours of practice in the studio led to effortless performances on stage.

Now, as I help clients master their messages and communicate effectively, I emphasize the same principle: practice in private to perform in public.

This approach transforms nervous energy into confident delivery, making public appearances enjoyable rather than daunting.

Remember, when you see someone excelling effortlessly, it’s often the result of countless unseen hours of preparation.

It’s this groundwork that enables one to seize opportunities and excel in the spotlight.

So, are you ready? As Lizzo would say, “Are you ready?”

Embrace these words, live by them, and watch as the doors of opportunity swing wide open for you.


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