This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date.
Steven R. Covey’s first habit of highly effective people is to begin with the end in mind.
Where do you want to go?
What do you want to build?
It’s another way of asking: what’s your vision?
We can’t escape surprises, the contingent, serendipity, and we shouldn’t want to.
But thinking about ends is important.
As Covey says, it doesn’t matter how fast or well you climb the ladder if it’s leaning against the wrong wall.
If you’re not building something, you’ll probably end up with nothing.