"Awareness produces preparedness. For when you realize a certain reality or truth, it prevents your perception from going aloof. As wolves dress as sheep and still waters run deep, life or death depends on whether you advance or retreat."
When you are aware of the elements of your surroundings you have a good idea of what to expect. With that knowledge you can appropriately adjust your game plans to accommodate the active dynamics of your environment. When you affectively do that, you give yourself the best chances to succeed. When you fail to identify the forces at play around you, you inevitably will succumb to the traps and snares set before you.