Quote of the Week // 49th Week

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Benjamin Franklin, born in 1706, was one of the Founding Father of the U.S. During his lifetime, he was the 6th President of Pennsylvania, the United States Minister to both Sweden and France, and the 1st United States Post Master. Besides his many more well-known inventions and experiments, he also developed a version of the glass harmonica, and founded one of the first volunteer firehouses. He died in 1790 and today is buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Good ole’ Benjamin Franklin said many wise things. This quote is certainly one of them! Preparation and failure; two terms that seem to be non-coexistent. If you have one, you don’t have the other, and visa-versa.


Taking the time for preparation is a wonderful way of earning ourselves a better chance of being successful in our tasks. In a lifetime, there are so many things to prepare for, like practicing for a piano recital, studying for an exam, packing for and routing a trip, getting ready to take a driver’s test, memorizing answers for a job interview, rehearsing for a competition, or even hosting a party. All of these things require preparation, if we wish to succeed.


Not to say that good preparation will eliminate every chance of failure because of unforeseen occurrences, but the probabilities of failure will be significantly slimmer.
While I write this, I must confess that I’m not the best example of this! Lately, I tend to think ahead to the things I need to prepare, and then quickly forget about them like they’re flower petals, fallen in a stream and floating away with the swift current. So, I write this post mostly for myself, as an attempt to help remember what ole’ Ben once said about preparation. Do you have any thoughts on preparation, or how to make it easier?


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Do you have a story of when you forgot to prepare for something?
Was there a time when you prepared well for something and it was a success?
Are you excited for Christmas?
…………………….


Megan Joy

6 thoughts on “Quote of the Week // 49th Week

  1. Oh, Megan! This is such an apropos post and quote for the Christmas season! During the holidays, there are so many tasks to complete that it can be a bit overwhelming. Preparation, for me, requires thinking way ahead; breaking down tasks into small bite sized pieces and then, spacing those bits out over weeks at a time. Otherwise, I just go under… Thanks for this encouragement. I especially needed to hear this today since I’ve been feeling rather swamped. I love your blog. You always seem to say the right thing at just the right moment! ❤

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  2. Today actually, haha! I parted ways from my husband in the store, he went to the car, as I shopped for his gifts. Only to find I didn’t put my wallet back in my purse, and had to call him to pay for his gifts haha!!! He doesn’t know what he got though.

    It was embarassing.

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