# 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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“What is the second step?”

“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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2008.08.18 Monday $copyright CHK^2$

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P. S. 達明小明: 最後的十四天.