Knowing your starting point is the only way to successfully move forward on your journey. [Free email course]

Knowing your starting point is the only way to successfully move forward on your journey. [Free email course]

In order to get where you want to be in life, you need to know where you’ve been.

That means looking at your journey up to this point. The good and the bad.

This isn’t to beat yourself up over past experiences.

It’s to understand that our past experiences make us who we are.

You are stronger and wiser for the lessons that you’ve learned.

And this is merely your starting point on the journey to overcoming life.

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“We are the sum total of our experiences.” -B.J. Neblett

Therefore, it is important to recognize how we have come to be at this exact moment in time.

This isn’t necessarily a metaphysical discussion, but more along the lines that you need to recognize where you’ve been in order to determine where you are going.

Knowing your starting point gives you a basic understanding of how to map out your journey to come.

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How did you get to where you are now?

Taking a look at how you got here is necessary to move forward.

To begin to determine your starting point you need to take look at how you came to be at this point in your life.

Have you been this way as long as you can remember? Or was there a specific turning point?

As an example: Maybe you’ve had children and started gaining weight then, but found it harder to lose with each child.

Perhaps you just let life get away from you and let go of healthy habits.

No matter what your circumstance may be it’s important to be honest with yourself here and take a hard look at what put you here.

Acknowledge the past.

Take a look at what you've done before, adapt and move forward.

Now, if you’re like most women you’ve likely tried to make healthy changes in the past.

For whatever reason though the changes didn’t stick.

Maybe you tried to take on too much at once with an unrealistic plan or you followed whatever fad was going on at the time.

But, in order for this time to be any different from those times before you must acknowledge what you’ve tried and determine what went wrong.

That way you don’t end up in the same situation or worse with the yo-yo cycle.

Take a look at where you are now.

Taking a hard look at where you are now can be painful, but necessary.

I’ll tell you right now that this is the hardest part.

You have to begin documenting where you are right now.

That means you’re going to have to take pictures and measurements.

It doesn’t mean that you get to beat yourself up over it.

Your current state is not reflective of you as a person, it’s just the numbers and pictures that tell a story of change.

And if you’re undertaking a journey of any kind you need to document the process.

This is only the beginning and there are so many amazing things to come.

Are you ready to find out how you can begin your journey?


You have to know your starting point to make your journey easier to map out. And you can start that by looking at:

  • How you got here,
  • What you’ve tried before and why it worked or didn’t.
  • Where you’re at right now.

Taking a look at your starting point can bring up some difficult emotions, but it’s necessary to a successful journey. Find out more with your free Quick Start Guide.

Do you know your starting point? What have you tried in the past and did it work for you? Why or why not?