The Aphorism: “Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail”
It’s Meaning And Usage in The Common Tongue Of The English language
As with most other expressions in English (whether they are an Aphorism, Phrasal-Verb, Prepositional Phrase, or an Idiomatic Expression) this phrase is shortened from a longer term. This is because the much longer, and more grammatically-correct form of the phrase just wouldn’t be as “poetic”, and there-fore, would not be as effective of a statement when used.
The statement would go something like this…
Have An Excellent Day!!!