Everybody should have a copy of “Life’s a Pitch” (Bayley & Mavity) by their bedside. We found our copy in a guest’s bedroom with the section on the “Art of Rehearsal” referenced.
The opening and closing insights are:
The legendary golfer Gary Player was once accused of being lucky.
“Yes,” he agreed “and the harder I practise the luckier I get.”
Secondly, don’t work late the night before the pitch.
“The night before Waterloo, Napoleon took his officers through the battle plans one more time, as they had a lot to fight for.
Wellington told his officers to get an early night, as they had a long day ahead of them.”