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Britt’s grandma always said that you should start how you want to finish. It’s an important thing to note in a world where we’re all living for today. If you can push against that cognitive bias to only live for now, and start thinking about the future, it’s highly possible you’ll start making difference decisions.

Seth Godin covers this idea in a recent blog post.

And if you start a company, you should realize that you’re probably going to either sell it or fold it one day, and neither has to be a catastrophe or a failure. Beginning is magical. So is finishing. We can embrace both.

Have you considered what your celebrancy practise looks like in a year, ten years, or fifty years? What decisions could you make today that would make next year, ten years away, fifty years away, better?