(See How to Summarize Text or Speech, below.) Follow steps 1-5 below to summarize text.
To summarize spoken material – a speech, a meeting, or a presentation, for example – start at step 3.
That way, you'll understand what you should be working toward.
You'll also know if your decisions are helping you to move toward your goals.
People often summarize when the original material is long, or to emphasize key facts or points.
Summaries leave out detail or examples that may distract the reader from the most important information, and they simplify complex arguments, grammar and vocabulary.
the text that you're summarizing to get a general impression of its content.
Pay particular attention to the title, introduction, conclusion, and the headings and subheadings.
Otherwise, how can you possibly understand what your final destination might be, or whether or not your decisions are assisting you in moving in the direction of the goals which you've set yourself?
The two kinds of statement – mission and vision – can be invaluable to your approach, aiding you, as they do, in focusing on your primary goal, and quickly identifying possibilities that you might wish to exploit and explore. What's important is that you spend time defining your version of success.