Getting better preparation is the secret for success. For example, if you’ve ever watched—or played—golf, you’ll have likely noticed that golfers spend a lot more time preparing to hit the ball than they do actually hitting it. They check for environmental factors (such as wind), they swing through a few times away from the ball just so that they can work out their swing before actually hitting it, and they talk to themselves to figure out their approach. Why do they do all of this. Because they want to get the best results from the onset; they want to be as efficient and effective as they can from the very first shot, and they want to go as far as possible toward their goal, all in one swing. You can have the best technique in the world, but when something unexpected comes along and takes you out of your rhythm, it could take that much longer for you to reach your desired outcome. If you’ve put things in place that you can rely on—such as a trusted system—then it won’t be nearly as disruptive when the unexpected strikes. You’ll be able to simply dust yourself off, pick up where you are, and move forward from there.