The beginning is the most important part of the work. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher)
It has been said that you should begin your work with the end in mind. What is the goal or purpose of your work? That’s important, of course, but even more important is how you start the project in order to achieve your ultimate goal. Good endings rarely have bad beginnings. Start right to end right.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it (Proverbs 22:6).