Start at the End: How Your Outcome Affects Your Productivity

Most sage wisdom from the ages will tell you some variation on this: Start at the beginning. There’s nothing really wrong with that advice. There’s some truth to the notion that when you feel overwhelmed, or reluctant to start, thinking of the smallest “first step” you can take will help get you over the hump and on your way. That’s not bad advice. But I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: If you want to increase your motivation and your self-discipline, start at the end.  In other words? Begin with the end in mind. Credit Where It’s Due:  This is one of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. How to Start at the End to Increase Productivity It’s super-easy [...]