“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone had that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” — Paul Bryant, American football coach (1913-1983)
Let’s face it, everyone wants to win. We all want to win, don’t we? None of us wants to lose or fail.
But it’s been said that “to fail to prepare is to prepare to fail.” That’s often the difference between winning or failing: preparation.
Jesus told us (in Matthew 24:44) that “you also must be ready all the time.” If we need to be ready, that means that we have some prep work to do. We’re not ready for the race if we don’t have our running shoes on; we’re not ready for visitors when we have our pyjamas still on; and we’re not ready for the journey unless we have fuel in the tank.
What race are you running this week? What challenge will you face this week? May you have the will to prepare for the week ahead, and may you win the race ahead.
Coming soon – #MondayMotivation booklet, with a collection of quotes.