Skip To Main Content

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Principles of Effectiveness

Vision, commitment, and purpose.

What It Means...

To Begin With the End in Mind means to start every endeavor with clearly defined outcomes. It also means to determine our own life’s purpose. It ensures that as we’re climbing the ladder of success, it’s leaning against the right wall.


"I can’t predict how my life will turn out, so I just go with the flow."

Highly Effective

"Clearly defining my vision and purpose in life will make all the difference."

Back to the 7 habits tree

Define outcomes before you act.

Use proactive language.