Stop Dreaming (IF)... Start Setting Goals (WHEN)...

If you want to get something done, if you want to change some things in your life, you have to try your very best never to start your sentences with "if" or "I wish".

Rhodes Island Street, Sunny Florida Avenue

From now on, always start your sentences with "When" even when it seems impossible!

Tell me...

Which of this two sentences sounds like a plan?

Sentence #1: "Oh my God, it is so cold in this house! I wish I was living in Florida!"

These were the exact words of my wife, Jeannette, about two winters ago.

I could not understand why I had the largest gas bill on earth and still be unable to have a good night sleep in the winter.

The dining room was hot as hell... yet the bedrooms and my living room were freezing cold.

We were living like "Eskimos".

If you live in a house with a "Space Heater", then you know exactly what I am talking about.

Sentence #2: "Well, Cherie, when we move to Florida, we won't have to worry about that!"

That night was a warm one, I found out that she wants live in Boca Raton because it's beautiful.

Sentence #3: "You know what, honey? When we move to Boca, you pick the house."

She gave me a quick " W h a t e v e r ! " but I reminded her...

"Never say 'if'.

Never 'wish' for the things you want,

Always say 'when'

Even when it's impossible"

All that Florida talk was just wishful thinking... a perfect way to escape the cold winter nights in our third floor apartment, in Providence, Rhodes Island.

But I knew that it was a plan simply because I added the word "When" in the beginning of the sentence.

By adding "When" in the beginning of a sentence, you're setting a goal and that goal is within your reach.

All that's left for you to do is to come up with a plan and you will reach that goal.

Guess what?

Sentence #4: We're moving to Florida in two weeks! We're moving somewhere around Boca Raton.

Last winter was a terrible winter... But I must admit... It was very motivating winter.

I got motivated to get the heck out of here!

What is it that you want to change in your life?

WHEN will you do it?

Article by Woodring Saint Preux

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Tags: Florida, Motivational, Rhodes Island, Boca Raton, Goal Setting, Just a thought

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Topic good morning, for those of use who don't know how to use a computer.....???? your idea worked for you.....what else can we come up with for our... see more
Reply · December 11 at 9:36 AM
Topic That's a good idea. Boca is a very beautiful place the only bad thing is that it rains alot and it's very hot during the summer other than that... see more
Reply · October 08 at 10:11 AM
Topic I have been preparing for this for a long time. I always knew that This "Job Thing" would be an issue when I finally decided to make the move... see more
Reply · August 18 at 6:46 PM
Topic Congratulations, but how did you manage? Did you have a job waiting for you? I know plenty of people who would like to make the same move, but would... see more
Reply · August 17 at 10:16 AM
Topic I could not agree with you more. If one wants to succeed in life you must be pro-active in everything you do. Congratulations on your move to... see more
Reply · August 15 at 5:30 PM

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