This is one of my favorite analogies/examples to use. I call it Google Maps. Remember old school Google Maps – the red dot indicated your destination, and the blue dot indicated your current location? These two items are essential to any journey – whether its in a car, or your life. There is a ton of information on setting goals, making bucket lists, mapping out your future. However, in my experience, there is a big gap with this information: It doesn’t tell you WHERE to start. This is the most important part of this equation. If you start at point A, your path to your goal will be path A. If you start at point B, your path to your goal will be path B. Same goal. Different path. Get it? So, using the Google Maps analogy, if you enter the incorrect starting point, you will not reach your destination. And, if you enter the incorrect destination, you will not reach it, either. Therefore, always use red dot, blue dot when setting goals. What do you think about this? I want to hear your thoughts, please share them with me in the comments.