A great starting point for anyone trying to achieve goals is the beginning of the week or month. Any day can be a starting point, but a Monday, start of a new month, and of course New Year are points you can really wrap your motivation around. Although starting something is usually one of the hardest aspects of getting something done, the early or middle stages will usually derail someone from achieving their goals.
What happens is we get motivated to do something and are all ready! Then we start and it seems exciting and new, but as the days pass, the excitement fades and it becomes "work." To help alleviate this, a great strategy is to break your goals into shorter steps. Many of us make this big goal and it takes 6 months or a year to achieve it. Most of us won't last that long. If you break it down into smaller steps you will be able to achieve "mini goals" along the way which will keep you going.
Goals are like staircases. You don't just arrive at a staircase, take one step and you are at the top, you have to take many steps to get there. Just like goals, you can't make a goal and it magically happens. You have to break it down into smaller goals, and as you take each step to your goal, you feel as though you have won. You want mini wins along the way to keep you motivated.
I tell everyone to break your goals down into months, weeks, and finally daily goals. Work on your goals daily! This will keep them in front of you, so you're continually working on them. Before you know it, you are halfway there, and eventually you will have climbed the staircase and achieved your goal. So, make your goals and then break them down into manageable steps that you can achieve and keep you motivated.
I have a book/program called GOAL POWER that walks you through goal development all the way to the daily goal stage. Check it out Here! It's free and a great resource to get you where you want to go!