I love simple concepts that are powerful and are able to change the way we do things and operate. And this is one of them.
In life and at work, as an individual and an organization, there are two things you need to master: preparation & performance.
- Preparation – This is the work we do to get ready for battle. It's the constant day to day activities that we hold as habits which is preparing us for our future. It's your ability to set goals and standards for your life that you want to live up to. Preparation can come in the form of quiet time with yourself, or time with your team. Most of my preparation time is done by myself early in the morning.
- Performance – This is your ability to perform and make it happen. It's your ability to make the goals and activities you set in preparation and bring them to fruition. For me, performance always comes after I've prayed and prepared.