Begin With The End In Mind
I first read about this exercise on Stephen Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. What it basically means is that before you take any physical action towards your goal, you begin by envisioning yourself reaching your goal. The only problem of course is that you if you have the wrong goal or the wrong vision to begin with then what good will it be to reach it? So, as important as knowing how to reach a goal, and as important as creating a vision of yourself achieving the goal, you better make sure you have decided to go for the goal or goals that you truly want.