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Key to Staying Motivated: The Right Time to Start on Your Goals

I can’t believe it, it’s August 23rd and the summer is almost over…

In some states in the US, the kids are already back to school. I remember when I was a kid, it was always this time of the year that I would start to get a little anxious to get back to school. I mean the summer was great but I always seemed to be very bored towards the end of the summer.

I talk to my kids and ask them if they are looking forward to going back to school and the answer comes back a resounding… “YES!!!”

Then I started to think about that, “Why are the kids so thrilled about going back to school?”

The conclusion that I came to was that… when they go back to school, they will have more structure back in their lives. They will have new goals and objectives put forth by the new classes they will be taking.

Now don’t get me wrong, it won’t be long before they are looking forward to summer again but until then I am happy that they are looking forward to going back to school.

This is no different for us as adults…

When we have structure in our lives, we tend to be a little more motivated. When we are going for goals that we have set for ourselves, we tend to be a little more focused and feel a little better about ourselves.

September has always been a month of getting new things started for me but this year has been a little different for me.

Earlier this year, I set some pretty aggressive goals for myself in a time that I don’t normally set goals for myself. It was a real shock to my system.

But I realized this year that there is no good time to set goals.

The best time to set a goal is when that goal jumps into your mind. While the idea is hot in your mind.

When you set that goal and take action on it immediately, you increase your chances of making that goal a reality. And you build an unstoppable momentum.

Another thing that I realized is that working with your habits is huge when it comes to reaching your goals. If you don’t seriously look at and adjust your habitual nature the chances of your reaching your goals, go down in a dramatic fashion.

The habitual thoughts and actions that you have now, HAVE to change in order for you to reach these goals. In order for you become someone you have not been before requires you to become someone you have never been before.

The program that I have been using to make this happen for me is Lee Milteer’s Habit Busting System. This program has done wonders for me and I haven’t slowed down one bit in this last session of goal setting.

The only change that I have made this time around is paying close attention to the habits that I have created in my life that have held me back from reaching these goals that I have set for myself and then changing my thinking and actions to become congruent with the goals that I desire.

So I am well on my way to reaching these goals and I have back up goals ready to go when I make these goals a reality and I am already working to change the habitual thinking and actions that I am going to need to have to reach the next set of goals.

I will keep you posted on the progress.

I hope you have found this post useful!

As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess,

John Clark

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