Habit 2 is begin with the end in mind. You do this all the time like making an outline before writing a paper. So why is it important to start with the end in mind? There are two reasons. The first one is that planning ahead will allow you to make correct decisions at the critical crossroads in life that will impact you forever. The second reason is that if you don’t decide your own future someone else will do it for you. One thing that will help you decide your future is a personal mission statement. It can be anything from your values to quotes to rap and song lyrics as long as it inspires you it fits the job description perfectly.