By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #218



今回のフレーズは「By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.」です。


「By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.」は、直訳すると「準備を怠れば、失敗の準備をしていることになる」となります。


例えば、何も勉強をせずに試験に臨む学生に対して、「By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.(準備を怠ることで、失敗を招いている)」と言うことができます。また、大事なプレゼンテーションの前にリハーサルをしない場合、「If you don’t practice your presentation, remember that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.(プレゼンの練習をしない場合、準備を怠ることで失敗を招くことだと忘れないで)」と言うこともできます。

「By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.」の由来は、18世紀のアメリカの政治家であり発明家であるベンジャミン・フランクリンの言葉だとされています。しかし、彼の著作や発言からこの言葉が直接確認できるわけではなく、確証は得られていないようです。ともあれ、彼は計画の重要性を説き、成功するには事前の準備が不可欠であることを強調しました。起源が不明確なこともあり、「Failing to plan is planning to fail」や「If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail」など、さまざまな派生形が存在します。いずれも計画の重要性を強調するメッセージとして現代に受け継がれています。

まとめると、「By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.」は、文字通り「準備を怠れば、失敗の準備をしていることになる」という意味で、準備を怠れば失敗を招くことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、事前の準備の重要性を強調することができます。

この「By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.」を使って、何かに取り組む際の準備の重要性を強調する場面で活用してみてください。

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.


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A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.