Begin with the end in the mind.

Finding the intention of a task, and the possible benefits driven from it, will spark the motivation necessary to complete it. You will also gain clarity on what exactly needs to be accomplished. This ultimately saves a lot of time in the long term and helps to avoid time spent working on the wrong goal. The results of our work will be of the highest quality if we are highly motivated and laser-focused.


  1. When you begin to work on something, ask yourself two important questions.
    "What is the goal of this assignment/project?"
    "What are the possible benefits I can gain by working on this project?"
  2. Once you come up with a clear answer, keep it in mind at all times.
    Use those answers as a compass to determine if you are moving towards the right goals. Those answers will keep you focused on the big picture and help prevent you from getting lost in the details.
  3. Implement this habit in every task and every action you undertake.


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