Things never turn out exactly as we plan them. They don’t turn out how we expect for ourselves nor for our friends nor for our enemies.
We can and should plan, prepare, hone our skills, and always be ready.
But, don’t go overboard. Don’t fear your enemies. They have enough of their own battles and surprises. Instead, give enemies a little more respect, a little less fear, and a little less hate. At the end of the day, we are all pieces on the grand chessboard of the universe, subject to the surprises and strategy of the Grand Chess Master.