Have the courage to act instead of react. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th poet)
A lot of us procrastinate and then end up reacting to situations rather than being ready for them. Too often, then, it’s a knee-jerk response that may be more harmful than helpful. As Holmes suggests, it might take a bit of courage to prepare for upcoming circumstances and be ready to face up to them with ideas already in mind. Get a jump on what’s coming.
So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. (1 Peter 1:13)
Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. (2 Timothy 4:2)