Begin with the end in mind

"Begin with the end in mind", says Stephen Covey.

This is not new advice, but something I think we need to consider when approaching a goal.

What do you want to achieve? Start by picturing the end result; your having achieved that goal.

Do not get caught up in the details of how you will achieve your goal. By visualizing the goal's achievement first, ideas will come to you. A way will be shown to you. Then, for sure, you must take action on those ideas.