Get past the honeymoon phase in everything that you do.

The honeymoon phase - I see it day in and day out in many of my businesses. If you're renting a home to somebody, whoever you're renting to is always a nice person in the beginning. They always have the best of intentions. A couple of months later, they stop paying the rent. The honeymoon is over.

It's the same when I'm training martial arts students. When I have a brand new student, they want to know everything. They stay late to ask questions. They've got that white belt on, and this is the coolest thing they've ever done. Then, more often than not, 60 days later I'm calling to see where they've been for the last month.

"We haven't seen you in class."
"Well, I have this, and I have that," they tell me.
It's like I'm talking to a different person, because the person I met the first week wouldn't have any excuses. They'd be in the facility training. They'd be well on their way to that black belt. But the honeymoon phase is over, and they've lost that enthusiasm they started with.

To achieve your goals in anything, you have to get past the honeymoon phase. Understand that your initial emotions will wear down and you won't be as excited as you were. That's part of being human. So you have find other ways to maintain focus toward something. That's the difference between people who do and
people who do not.


Author's Bio: 

Chris Sutton has taken the key character elements from his lifetime as a serious martial artist and fused them together with years of study in the areas of personal and business success, including but not limited to: goal setting, overcoming adversity, fitness and health, business success, personal finances, stress management, relationships, and public safety.

As both an experienced and dynamic public speaker and a successful author, he has spent many years helping people from all walks of life achieve their goals through an effective, commonsense approach. His work has been highlighted in many newspaper articles and TV programs.
He has personally started and developed many successful businesses, including a martial arts school, real estate investing, self-defense training, and business development consulting.

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Summary of Additional Professional Qualifications:
• Former certified law enforcement officer for city/county agencies
• Former corrections officer
• Former law enforcement drill instructor
• UBC instructor
• Chief instructor/owner of the United Martial Arts Academy
• 15-time gold medalist in the Florida State Law Enforcement and International Law Enforcement Olympics
• Creator of the C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense System
• Creator of C.O.B.R.A. for Kids