A farmer hired a worker who claimed that he would sleep when the wind blew. Later, when a storm hit, the worker kept his promise because he prepared everything well in advance.
A man who said that he could sleep when the wind blew was finally hired by the farmer. When the storm hit, the man slept without anxiety, for he had got everything prepared.
From this story, I learned that opportunities only favour those who are well-prepared. Therefore, if you want to do things well, getting prepared for it is the best solution.
I am fully convinced that being well-prepared contributes to one’s success and we can easily see evidence of this in our daily life. Take the example of Langlang, a distinguished pianist who won lots of international prizes. From a very young age, he spent most of his time practising the piano. Without this preparation, success and fame would never have been attained by him. Another example is that when earthquakes hit Japan, the people who survived are mainly those who prepared well.
Therefore, good preparation contributes to success. Keep this in mind, “Make hay（干草） while the sun shines.”
After reading the story, I really appreciate the man’s wisdom of getting things prepared. In order to succeed and smooth away the unexpected difficulties, we should always get ready before hand.
Meanwhile, an impressive instance occurs to me. My friend, Jay, was such a talented tennis player that he always prepares for every match thoroughly. In an important match, the final round had to be begin ahead of time to avoid the bad weather. Unlike his opponent lacking adequate preparation, he had kept practising before informed of the change. Undoubtedly, he won the championship without any diffulties.
From the example mentioned above, it is worthwhile to prepare well for hardship. Only in this way can we seize the opportunity to succeed and establish a solid foundation for our future achievement.