Sunday, January 09, 2005

      Begin with the End In Mind

In Stephen R. Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People", the 2nd habit states that we must begin with the end in mind.

It is actually talking about what are the things that we want to achieve in life. What is the purpose for each individual? What is your calling?

In another newspaper article about achievers, it states that 50% of the people have no idea what they want to achieve; another 40% have some ideas of what they wish to achieve, but fail to act on them; and only 10% know what they want, and actually translate these targets into everyday actions. Actions that result in day-to-day results, that accumulates and contribute to their success.

In retrospect, some said that we must dare to dream. In fact, there is some correlations between having dreams, and having an end in mind. Some greatest achievements that we have seen, are started with a dream; a dream that might have seen laughable at the first instance. Just look at Wright Brother's dream of flight, and Edison's light bulb.

Dream. Dare to dream, and act on it. For what meaning does it give you, just working day to day, hoping for that promotion or increment or dream car? At 70, when you look back, what meaning have you given to your life?


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