While I was a nurse at NIH, I was a member of the code team. There were 7 of us. We were the first responders in the hospital when a persons heart stopped beating or a person stopped breathing. A lot of responsibility. With that responsibility came training. Every Tuesday for 10 hours we would practice what to do in all kinds of situations, with every kind of heart beat, or airway obstruction. Over and over and over. When an emergency happened we knew exactly what to do. There was never deciding or wondering or questioning. We knew what we were doing. We were prepared. You would want this team taking care of you or someone you loved. Similarly, my husband demonstrates the effort involved as he prepares for trial. Hours spent reviewing the same details and transcripts. Late nights and early mornings. Thinking, strategizing anticipating, reviewing. Time and effort. Preparation pays off in good results! It cannot be underrated! We were telling our kids this during dinner last night, to keep them motivated to work hard at their studies and sports. And to emphasize it is work! I think stories around the dinner table matter more than society realizes.