How Does the Game End?

When you are learning a new board game, the first question people usually ask is, “How does the game end?” They are trying to figure out what it takes to win the game.

The first thing that you should ask when you start a project is, “How does this end?” When you know what the end looks like, you know what you have to plan for, where you might lose, and how you win.

Start with the end in mind. Stephen Covey said it years ago. And he’s still right.