All things are created twice. There’s a mental, or first, creation and a physical, or second, creation. By defining outcomes before we act, we ensure our efforts are truly effective.
“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” – Stephen R. Covey
Do you begin with the end in mind when you start a project, plan a meeting, or begin a conversation? How can you ensure your end in mind is clear when you interact with others?
Write down your end in mind before you:
Stephen R. Covey said, “The carpenter’s rule is ‘measure twice, cut once.’ You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you’ve thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.”
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