Begin With The End In Mind

The best selling  book ” Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” written by Stephen R Covey  inspired me and i am eager to share my leaning experience by highlighting the summary of 2nd habits of the book which is “Begin with the end in mind” means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen. One of the best ways to incorporate Habit 2 into your life is to develop a Personal Mission Statement as suggested in the book. The mission statement is a sentence or paragraph about a person you want to be.

Habit 2 is based on imagination–the ability to envision in your mind what you cannot at present see with your eyes. It is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There is a mental (first) creation, and a physical (second) creation. To understand it simply, Just see   any building around you and think about its construction process. Some one think about it first in mind ,Make a map  , envision where the rooms of the building should be  (Mental Creation) and then actually started constructing the building (Physical)

For successful life same principle apply, where we  develop a vision and start pursuing goals with a clear understanding of  destination. It means know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now and  the steps you take are always in the right direction. Here is a small test for you that will enlighten your vision and enable you to develop a personal  Mission statement.

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To simplify it futher,let’s take an example of Google search engine , while searching if you have end in mind like you know what are your searching for and what would be the intended outcome , most probably you will get your desired results. if you wirte ” Corolla car” you will surly be able to find the images and details of corolla car in the google , but if you don’t know what to find out and write with random keys and then press on google you will not likely find what you are looking for, so mind work like google search engine if you know what you are looking for you will get what you want and if you start with end in mind , your google mind will align everything in to your mind and you start pursing your life goals with ease so make use of habits 2 and being every task with the end in mind and remember that effectiveness is not just the matter of reaching goals but rather of achieving the right goals.

Imagine ourselves  sitting in the back of the room is our funeral. Imagine what people could honestly say about us based on the way we are now? Do we like what we hear? Is that how we want to be remembered ?If not we must change it, we must take hold of our lives which we can by drafting a personal mission statements that outlines our goals and describe the kind of person we want to be.

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