Readiness differs somewhat from preparedness. Readiness comes after we’ve prepared, when we are ready for whatever challenge we are going to be met with. We prepare for a natural disaster by gathering supplies, training in disaster response and coordinating our movements and plans with others. When we have prepared and trained, we begin to enter a state of “readiness” and attain a level of confidence which gives us that “bring it” attitude. We must be cautious that we don’t allow our state of readiness to make us complacent or over confident, staying steady ready can sometimes lull us into a false sense of security and dull our edge. Refresh your plans, rotate your supplies and constantly look for ways to harden your preparations and that sense of readiness will grow even stronger. Prepare, Train, Succeed.