We underestimate the value of being prepared more then we would like to admit. Preparing yourself for the day and week before hand is necessary for success. It allows us to have more time and less stress throughout our day and week.
If you go into your day unprepared, you will find that it is more chaotic then what you really want it to be. Our time becomes limited, our minds are cloudy, and our stress level is peaking. These are just a few things that we can attribute to being unprepared. More importantly, being unprepared causes us to make mistakes and lack professionality. If you set yourself up before your work week for success, that week will be fluid and unhindered.
Being prepared makes us feel good and less stressed. It also sets us up for more success, especially when the unexpected happens. We can get a lot accomplished in minimal amounts of time, but the quality of that work when we are rushed tends to lack the professionalism we would really like to see. Yes, we feel accomplished when we knockout something important quickly, that is until we find out that we made the mistake or that we could have done better. By preparing yourself for the week a head of time, we won’t have to worry about the mistakes, lack of professionalism, or the inability to handle the unexpected. Being prepared will also give you more time and the ability to prepare even further.
This week, set yourself up for success. Prepare for yourself for the next day and if you can the next week. By doing so, you will get to see the affects and positive outcome being prepared will do for you. Let me ask you this, do you think it would be an easier life if you were always prepared or would it be an easier life to just wing it? Really put this into perspective and the answer will be a simple one.