Preparation is everything. I recite these 5 Ps religiously, thanks to one of my college profs ages ago: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. And seeing how I’m all about performance first, it’s only natural that I take heed to these 5 Ps.
And while we’re on the subject of slogans, I think the one I’ve heard used the most, and by multitudes, is All men are dogs. Touché. Aren’t dogs such lovable creatures though?
But here are a few more:
- Why settle for the rest when you can have the best
- Grass IS greener on the other side
- If you love something [someone] let it go, if it comes back then you’ll know [Such bullsh*t]
- You can’t have a Big Mac every day [J Dub]
- Nothing ventured, nothing gained
- Sucks to be you [D]
- I might be falling in love. Should I let her know?
A pimp told me if I love her I should let her go [Talib Kweli]
- When in Rome… [Will Ferrell in Anchorman.]
But I get sidetracked; trying to talk about preparation.
Preparation is essential. Like, while going for an interview, not only do you need to put your gameface on, but it’s only logical that you check out where you need to be at least a day in advance. Picture being late for an interview – sucks.
Or how about this: say you’re taking a bus or train someplace, or even a plane. I’ve seen numerous people frantically making calls at airports and train stations because they had no one to pick them up. Sh*t sometimes happens, I know, but a bunch of people don’t worry about who would pick them up until they actually get there. Nuh uh, can’t do that. Before I leave the crib I gotta know who’d pick me up, not to mention who’d drop me back.
Or even: you’ve been trying to holla at this amazing new chick/dude and everything’s going great so far. You go out to eat, and let’s say you love onions and garlic and spicy exotic dishes, all that good stuff. Great. As it happens, you have things to do and so does she/he so you finish up your meal and give them that lingering parting hug, but you both know you’re about to swap some spit for the first time. [Forgive my crudeness] For the love of God, before either of you go for it, have some mints already in your mouths. There are few things in this lifetime as horrendous as a funky kiss. Trust.
But duty calls – gotta make that money for the man. Y’all have a good one.