Words of Wisdom

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.”  Abraham Lincoln,  On Planning and Preparation

“It pays to plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”  Thomas Edison.

“The result of planning should be effective, efficient, and economical…that is, suitable for the intended purpose, capable of producing the desired results, and involving the least investment of resources.”  Clark Crouch

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5

“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Benjamin Franklin

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”  Plato

“But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing.”  Stuart Pearce

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”  Colin Powell

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” Jackie Joyner

“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”  Sun Tzu

“One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared.”  Merlin Olsen