The Readiness is All

Paul Westhead coached LMU to glory in collegiate basketball. One of the most interesting things his players have said was “Practice was harder than the games. The games were like a reward.” Being both a basketball coach and an English teacher, Westhead has stated that one of his favorite Shakespeare quotes was from Hamlet, “The readiness is all.”

metroplastiquecolalgeIt gave me a whole new perspective of the process from seed to feed.

Art is the outcome. Let’s take a minute to pay attention to the preparation. This is a cool video showing the steps to make this flipping awesome mural with cutout characters. The outcome is amazing. But the work to achieve the outcome is better.What if the readiness, the preparation and the practice to achieve an outcome, is better than the outcome itself? Could we argue that? Yes we can.