Thinking about the end helps you prioritize what is most important to accomplish.
Imagine someone is interviewing you. The date is 12 months or 18 months from now. You are being asked about how you were able to hit your goals for the year. Write down those goals on the left side of your paper. Besides those goals, list the steps you took to get to where you’ve gone.
Can you begin to see the strategies and tactics you need to develop and execute?
This simple exercise can work for any problem-solving. Sometimes, we tend to focus on our problems instead of the solutions to our problems, and this blocks creative thinking. Having the end in mind helps remove those hindrances and peek into the future.