Shocklogic Values: Overprepare and then go with the flow

By Dominic Roberts |

October 27, 2023

Overprepare and Then Go With the Flow emphasises the importance of being well-prepared while remaining flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances. 

At Shocklogic, we believe the key to success lies in thorough preparation. By doing research, making lists, drawing up plans, and imagining potential scenarios and outcomes, your endeavours have a greater chance of succeeding. 

In spite of this, we recognise that preparation on its own doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. That’s why we also believe in going with the flow. If you are confident in your preparation, trust your instincts, and believe that you are capable of adapting to changing situations, you can take advantage of unexpected opportunities and overcome any obstacles that might arise.

At first this value may seem like a juxtaposition. After all, how can you both overprepare and be flexible at the same time? 

In reality, these two ideas can work together in harmony. By overpreparing, you create a strong foundation of knowledge that can be drawn on when needed. This gives you the confidence to adapt and think on your feet, knowing that you have a solid understanding of the situation and the tools to handle it.

When the time comes to go with the flow, you can trust that your preparation will guide you in the right direction, allowing you to be yourself and to speak from the heart.

Of course, it’s important to remember that you can’t predict every possibility, even the most well-prepared person will encounter unexpected situations. That’s why it’s alright to stop, pause, and reassess. Being flexible doesn’t mean blindly forging ahead, but is about being willing to make adjustments when necessary.

Overprepare and Then Go With the Flow is all about finding the balance between preparation and flexibility. By taking the time to thoroughly prepare and then remaining open to new possibilities, you can achieve success while still living in the moment. So remember: do the work, trust yourself, and be ready for anything that comes your way!