Chapter Four:

You Can’t Prepare Too Much


A goal without a plan is just a wish.

—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

—Denis Watley


In 1963, Sir Edmund Hillary was the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He had a carefully crafted plan in place to achieve that goal. It consisted of five parts:

1. The vision for the plan. That vision would be to reach mountain’s summit. Pretty ...

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