Today we dip our toe into Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The idea of the habit is right there in the title and it encompasses all aspects of your life. You rarely start a journey without knowing the destination! Deep dive next week. Check out the website for more content


As we get ready to dive deep in the next habit from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People today we are going to give a brief overview of what Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind means. It’s not complicated to figure out, but considering all the ways it applies to your life it doesn’t make it easy to implement. The goal is to start each day, project, goal, etc. with a clear understanding and visualization of what you expect. This can be a simple as knowing you never get in your car and start driving without knowing where you are going. It can also be as deep as thinking about what you want people to remember you for and say about you at your funeral, and everything in between.

Next week will devote several episodes to breaking down all the ways to understand and implement this habit into your life. For today, take into consideration where you are now in life. Is it what you expected? Beginning with the end in mind allow you to understand where you are now so you can continue to make decisions and take steps that are always moving you in the right direction.

It is easy in today’s world to get caught up in the busyness of life. Try to work harder, faster, keep climbing. Often you can find yourself caught in what they call an activity trap. You are busy, possibly very busy, but are you being effective? Are you sacrificing what you want out of life from personal level to achieve more on a professional level? Are you sacrificing relationships with people you love to focus on things that don’t truly feed into what you want out of life. We can be very busy. We can very efficient. We can only truly be very effective when we begin with the end in mind.

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