Beginning With the End
It's everything. My Dad used to say "youth is wasted on the young." Now that I'm getting older, I'm starting to really get it.
Think about it. Time and experience give us perspective. How many of us would do things a little differently if we could go back with the wisdom, self-confidence and hindsight we have now?
How are we doing with our clearer "perspective"?
Check out this quote by a well-known leader in the business world:
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster. We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind. How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
I like that ladder analogy. It's our choice where to place our "ladder" in order to achieve the life we desire to live- mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and in our life pursuits.
Beginning (and living) with the end in mind.
The ultimate in perspective. When considering this in the big picture, it casts a whole new light on our lives, what we do with our time and our eternal future. The good news is that we can begin...every day.
Managing ourselves each day.
We might be great managers of other people, but lousy managers of ourselves. We have choices to make every day about our lives and how we live them in relation to ourselves and others.
Perspective. Let's live well.