There is a parable about preparedness. Some are, and some are not. Surely we want to be amongst the wise rather than the foolish? Three things are required for preparedness. While being prepared might take extra time, know that it is time well spent.
Being prepared is always a wise choice. One of the tricks to being prepared is to always be prepared. A classic Bible story is the one with the five foolish and the five wise bridesmaids. See how this story relates to our everyday life.