“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato
The way leaders begin the work has a far greater impact on reaching the overall goal(s) than we might care to admit.
It has been said; “well begun is half done. And ill begun is apt to be wholly ruined.” How we finish is vital to reaching our goals, but how we begin sets the tone for the course we are leading.
The idea applies to every aspect of life and it is certainly true in leadership.
It applies to how we begin a family.
It applies to how we begin each day.
It applies to how we begin a conversation with someone about studying the Bible.
It applies to how we begin a class, sermon or an article / post.
Plato knew the importance of how we begin the work. Perhaps we should place a little more emphasis on how we begin also.