The past couple of weeks, I have been searching for a English soccer club to follow. I like the stylish attacking play of Arsenal and the array of stars that Manchester United fields. However, I feel a connection to Aston Villa. They have a partnership with the Crew, are owned by an Ohioan, but the most striking connection can be found on their crest.
It is such an elegant idea. It sums up the essence that is Aston Villa. The team will put in the effort to be prepared. That is a sentiment I can identify with. Once I focus on a goal, I strive to be prepared. Once prepared, I can take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves.
Much like my favorite quote “Luck is the residue of design“, it fits what I believe: plan and prepare.