Preparation serves the project you’re working on today–the curriculum, the mission trip, the sermon, the relationship. But there’s more. Your preparation on this project will serve you on the next one too, when maybe you won’t have the same kind of time or energy to prepare. You might get sick. You might be moving. You may have to wing it.
If you’ve made a habit of preparing well, though, on the occasion that you have to wing it you’ll be better positioned than you fear.
It’s true that we default to our training.