以終為始 數學版 1

4.7 Begin with the End in Mind

Author Stephen Covey had written an influential book : The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

The second habit is Begin with the End in Mind. Here is the mathematical version of it.

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Assume you have a goal, a dream, or anything like that. We call it to be the n-th step.

Clarify what your n-th step really is. Once done, ask yourself,

“What is the step before the n-th step?”

Clarify what your (n-1)-th step really is. Once done, ask yourself,

“What is the (n-2)-th step?”

Clarify what your (n-2)-th step really is. Once done, ask yourself,

“What is the (n-3)-th step?”

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Clarify what your third step really is. Once done, ask yourself,

“What is the second step?”

Clarify what your second step really is. Once done, ask yourself,

“What is the first step?”

What is your first single step towards your goal that you can take action on right now, right here?

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後天將有中文版.

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2008.08.18 Monday copyright CHK^2

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P. S. 達明小明: 最後的十四天.