Begin With The End
classic best-selling book, "Seven Habits of Highly-Effective
People", Steven Covey teaches us to BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND.
In short, be conscious of the goal before you spend time on an
This habit is about
'leadership' as opposed to 'management'. The leader decides WHERE TO
GO. The manager devises and implements THE MEANS TO GET THERE. Both
are important but many of us tend to just manage - not only our work
but also our lives - without first checking whether we are shooting
towards the right target. ("Ready, fire, aim!")
So, before this week
ends, why don't you quickly review where you are headed? WRITE DOWN
the end-result you envision (i.e., WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE BY WHEN AND
WHAT YOU PLAN TO INVEST TOWARDS THAT GOAL). Review your goals for your
family life, your work, your career or business, your health, and your
personal satisfaction. BEGIN AND END EACH DAY SAYING THESE GOALS TO
YOURSELF and you will be surprised how much easier to achieve them.
- Ramon Regozo
More Steven Covey at www.stevencovey.com.