Plan with the end in mind. (Stephen Covey, late businessman and author)

Someone else wrote, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” But, Covey would say that to achieve a successful end—to finish well—you have to start with a plan. Develop a strategy to follow to reach the hoped-for end. When you get there, according to a tee shirt reading, “The finish line is just the beginning.” So, you develop another plan to reach another goal.

Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. . . . Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 15:22; 16:3)