Preparation also requires patience. You would like to get going immediately but sometimes you have to wait. Maybe your plan requires a lot of practice before you are ready to go. Or maybe you might have to rely on others who are not ready when you are.
Your task in improving yourself and your life is to take responsibility for the internal and external aspects of your life and get them all to play in harmony around the central theme of your personal evolution. Your job is to play the beautiful music with your life and to make your life a great performance.