“There’s a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things.
“Take the construction of a home, for example. You create it in every detail before you ever hammer the first nail into place. . . .
“Then you reduce it to blueprint and develop construction plans. . . .
“You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you’ve thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. . . . You begin with the end in mind.
“Through imagination, we can visualize the uncreated worlds of potential that lie within us.”
—from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People