By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. (Benjamin Franklin, 18th century patriot, inventor, and writer)

Noted both for his wise counsel in political affairs and his practical wisdom as reflected in his writings, Franklin’s comment here is invaluable. Anyone who wants to enter into the political realm, the writing world, or the creative laboratory should heed his advice. We too often want to jump right into an intriguing adventure, but prior planning is essential.

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty (Proverbs 21:5).