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How many of you know what a starting point is? I am sure we all have our opinion as to what a starting point is but, I wanted to look closer at what "starting point" actually means.

According to the free dictionary's website (www.thefreedictionary.com) a starting point is defined as the "earliest limiting point". To break the definition of starting point down even further I defined limiting which, to no surprise brought back the following result "serving to restrict or restrain".

What? Do you mean to tell me that the starting point is actually a restraining point, meaning that it could restrict me from moving forward? Yes that is what I am trying to say but, the good news is that you can overcome your starting point.

So how do we move past the starting point? W. Clement Stone; Founder of Combined Insurance Company say's it perfectly, "so many fail because they don't get started-they don't go. The don't overcome inertia (inactivity). They don't begin". So to answer the question in order to get past the starting point we must overcome inactivity by taking action.

However taking action is not enough. According to Anatrole France "to accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe".

Before we can take action we must have a plan. I hear so many people who claim that they would like to get out of debt, or lose weight but, the saddest thing is that they never had a plan. What are you failing to act on because you are lacking a clear plan?

Having a plan is a good start but you must also believe that you can reach your desired goal. "If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right". (Mary Kay Ash)

What starting point are you at? Is you starting point restricting you from moving forward?

Here's a plan to get you started:

  • Get Up (Overcome your inactivity)
  • Create a plan
  • Act on it
  • Believe in yourself and your ability to reach your desired goal.

You can do it!!!

I look forward to seeing your comments on how you intend to overcome your starting point.

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