Can you get focused for 90 days? Are the goals in your life important enough to eliminate bad habits and create new, great habits? Many of us have started some form of a program to improve certain aspects in our lives. The problem is that most of us start off strong, but fail to finish. I use the power of a 90 Day Run to accomplish my goals.

Why 90 days? It is simple. People have the ability to stay laser-focused and develop positive trends in their lives during a well-structured 90 day period of time. You can push yourself and accomplish goals that are life-changing. I first discovered the power of a 90 day block of time when I started boot camp in the U.S. Marine Corps. For 90 days, my drill instructors “helped” us to eliminate bad habits and develop great habits.

In 90 days, the Marines successfully transform “sloppy” civilians, like me, into hard-chargin’ Marines. I was 18 years old when I experienced the benefit of a well-defined block of time. You too, can use this to change your life. It doesn’t matter what your goals are. You may want to lose weight, save more money, increase your sales, build a successful team, or just find the right balance in your life.

In my book Think GREAT: 5 Steps to a Greater Life, I dedicate an entire chapter to your 90 Day Run. Below are some of the elements that will allow you to truly maximize your results during a 90 Day Run. The next 90 days are coming – what are you going to do with them?

For a successful 90 Day Run, establish timelines for the accomplishment of specific action items and goals. For an added push, let people know what your timelines are. This creates an amazing amount of accountability that will help you to stay on track. You also need to implement powerful forms of incentives to keep you motivated. Just like boot camp, establish a series of rewards and penalties. Reward yourself for taking the steps toward a greater life. Penalize yourself for taking steps away from a greater life.

The first three weeks of your 90 Day Run are the most important and can often be the most challenging. When you follow a new pattern for three consecutive weeks, it will become a new habit. Conversely, when you stop a pattern for three weeks, you can eliminate a habit. Your ability to stay focused during these first three weeks will be critical to your success.

Not everyone accomplishes their goals, but they can. Always stack the deck in your favor, because you never know what curve balls life will throw you. Within 90 days, you will transform many areas of your life. Each 90 Day Run will allow you to review your performance, enhance your strengths, and overcome your weaknesses. Your 90 Day Run will provide the structure to get the results you need. Start your 90 Day Run today!

Author's Bio: 

Erik is a leading authority on accomplishing life-changing goals, team-building, increasing sales results, and enhancing leadership skills - no matter what circumstances you face!

Combining his 4 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, 10 years of sales experience, and his responsibilities as his wife's caregiver, during her battle with cancer, he created the Think G.R.E.A.T. program and authored the Think GREAT book series, designed to help people achieve a greater life.

Erik has helped individuals, teams, businesses, and organizations to achieve greater results in taking initiative, creating sales opportunities, recruiting stronger, and building leaders.