When you’re not practicing, remember that someone somewhere out there is practicing, and when you meet him he’ll win” – Ed Macauley
For basketball players the time and place of the big game is set well in advance. It’s a fact that when you are getting ready for the game, you’re opponent is too. But in business, your opponents are the thousands of rival products and services and the people behind them that want nothing more that to get a shot at you.
That’s why a businessman is always practicing by making sure that the people on his staff are the most qualified, that he is always the one setting the trend and that it’s his style and product that is being emulated. In this way, when you do come across that opponent, you’ll know that you are prepared and ready because you never took a break.