You're either ready or you're not. There is no in between. 

It's this type of binary scale that ultimately paves the way for success or failure. 

Are you prepared or not?

Even proper preparation takes us on its own twists and turns. Are you prepared for the many different types of outcomes, desirable or otherwise, that preparation can lead you toward? 

At the end of the day, the more we are able to look ahead and anticipate, the better we will be when the water gets choppier.