Most people will teach you to not look at the past at all, but in some cases it can be a good thing. The past is meant for encouragement and insight through teachable moments, not for beating yourself up. If you are doing that, please stop. It will not help you or anyone else. Use your journey as a learning tool, a stepping stone, a gift, a testimony or an encouraging word to someone else. However you want to look at it, whatever you have learned through your beginnings is a positive thing.
Going back to the beginning is useful, so here are three reasons why you should stop right now, go back to your beginning and review your story…
1. Look at how far you have come.
It takes this sometimes to truly see just how blessed you are. Try to remember the struggles, the hard work, the late nights, the closeness that those times bring. It was a fight to get where you are. Remember those things. You have accomplished a lot.
2. It will remind you of the “Why”.
If you have forgotten the “Why” of why you started in the first place, go back. Why was your heart into it in the beginning? Go back and rediscover that same passion. You will need that drive along the way.
3. Are we there yet?
Have you reached the end goal yet? If so, then celebrate it. If not, then finally finish what you started. Don’t lose sight.
You have the permission to finish.
The beautiful thing about this is that only you can have your story. I would encourage you to take notes along the way, so you can remember the important things and even those things that aren’t so important.
What have you been through to get to where you are today? You can leave a comment below.