Test preparation, at its noble core, seems almost too simple: if you prepare for a test, you will do better on the test. Yet sometimes even the most obvious connection escapes some people! Fortunately, the impact of exceptional preparation on achievement, success, and even luck has been well-documented throughout the ages. If you’re not sure you should be preparing for the next challenge ahead, read and be inspired…
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
— Bobby Unser
Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
— Ed Bradley
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
— Elbert Hubbard
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
— Colin Powell
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
— Robert H. Schuller
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Victory is the child of preparation and determination.
— Sean Hampton
You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.
— Roger Maris
Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
— Miguel de Cervantes
And on a lighter note…
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared.’
— Dan Quayle