Stephen Covey touched on something really significant when he wrote The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People back in 1989. Habit # 2, Begin With the End in Mind is the most meaningful one for me and it’s the one I spend the most time thinking about.
The message is a powerful lesson in personal growth and change.
No matter who you are or where you are in this moment, the Universe just threw us a massive curve ball and knocked us straight off the status-quo podium.
And while we all are figuring out new ways of getting back up and finding some assemblance of normalcy, by no means should we abandon our run towards the finish line. In fact, we now have an immense opportunity to learn more about ourselves, each other and the world we live in.
Research has found that highly resilient people pay attention to how they can learn and grow from difficult and life-changing situations.
How do we move forward with the end in mind?
Focus time and energy on things you can control. Your mindset is everything right now – in fact, it’s your North Star. Understanding that you have the power to create your experience is essential. Your thoughts lead to your actions which then lead to your results.
If your goal is to find a new job, change careers, start a new business or scale your existing business, there’s no better time than now to stay on track. The biggest opportunities often become available during times of adversity.
Focus your mind on seeking out those opportunities and you will find them.
Playwright, George Bernard Shaw reminds us that,
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”
Don’t abandon your goals, instead manage your mind so that you can be more, do more and accomplish more.
Habit #2, is based on the vision that you create for yourself that you may not be able to see in the present moment. Begin With the End in Mind means to begin each day, task or project with clarity on your desired direction and destination and then keep moving forward by flexing your proactive muscles so you can keep going and make things happen.
If you want support to help you stay on track and keep moving forward toward your end goal, schedule a call and let’s talk. Working with someone who can help you challenge your thoughts, keep you accountable and help you gain peace of mind can make a huge difference.
In support of your success,
In times of uncertainty, your habits can ground you. Whenever there is a big change in your environment, there will be a big change in your behavior. James Clear has published hundreds of free articles on building new habits and breaking bad ones. You can go here to check out links to those articles.