The idea of focusing on the finish line at the beginning of a race does not seem realistic.
Yet, the finish line is what we must have in mind. Without knowing where the finish line is and keeping it in full view, the following occurs:
1) The motivation to start and endure is eliminated.
2) Preparation suffers because there is no purpose.
3) Without a finish line, we have no direction.
Leaders have the incredible task of helping others see the finish line. When this is accomplished, people are motivated, they prepare, and they have direction.