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See Yourself As The Success & Than Become It.

See Yourself As The Success & Than Become It.

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"Begin With The End In Mind" is habit number two from Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. With the end in mind is your first step from proactive determination to visualizing the goal and how you will obtain it. It is the stage where you will need to define the person you want to be when your physical life is over.

With that vision, you now need to construct a blueprint of how you will obtain your goals. As you build towards your goals, constantly check the blueprint to make sure that things are progressing along as they should. If something happens that is not according to the plan, change what you can or make modifications to the blueprints so that you continue to move towards your goals.

According to the Japanese translation of "Seven Habits" it means "Start with a Purpose"

Develop a personal mission statement, it will help you focus on what you want to be and what you want to do. A mission statement will describe your unique purpose in life and summarizes your talents and qualities. Not only the ones you currently have but the talents and qualities you want to develop.

What are you passionate about? What really excites you? What would make you jump out of bed in the morning and look forward to most of your days? If you're not passionate about your mission, it's not really your mission. While the specifics of how you fulfill your mission may come in stages, your mission will more than likely remain the same throughout your lifetime.

Examples of Personal Mission Statements

  • To motivate, education, and inspire others
  • To motivate, education, and inspire others
  • Help homeless and discouraged people in world and help them see that there is hope.
  • Lead my community in becoming a better place to live.
  • Help teenagers believe in themselves and develop their talents.

Live what you believe.

Viktor Frankel, a neurologist and psychiatrist developed a philosophy called "Logotherapy" which is considered the third Viennese school of psychotherapy after Freud's psychoanalysis and Adler's individual psychology. It is a type of Existential Analysis that focuses on a "will to meaning".

The following list of beliefs represents Frankl's philosophy of Logotherapy:

  • Life has meaning under all circumstances - even the most miserable ones.
  • Our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in life.
  • We have freedom to find meaning in what we do, and what we experience, or at least in the stand we take when faced with a situation of unchangeable suffering.

If I believe that I can become rich, then I may be motivated to become rich. However, if I think that I am not someone who could be rich, I will never be motivated to try to become rich. Unless you build on your motivation, you will fail because motivation means nothing without action and dedication. You want to be healthy? Great, but it takes more than desire, it takes action.

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