What are you working on in your business for this quarter? Do you have that written down somewhere? What are the specific outcomes you’re trying to achieve? Why all the questions?
Well…Statistics show that people who write down their goals have an 80% higher success rate of achieving their goals than those who do not write down their goals. I think that’s reason enough to get moving on writing down your goals!
- A written goal provides for a step-by-step plan. Putting the goal down on paper, you can easily break down each step you need to take to achieve it, rather than trying to keep it all in your head. This helps reduce stress and increases your efficacy in completing the goal.
- It’s the first step to taking an idea and manifesting it in the world. A goal is about making an idea into a reality. Writing it down already tells your brain that it is important and real. Our brains interpret the written word as something more tangible as it appears in a physical form in front of us. Simply writing your goal down for you to see makes it appear more “realistic” to your brain.
- It keeps you on track. When your goal is written down, you won’t forget it and you can refer back to it to see if you’re on track to achieving it.
- A written goal can facilitate the visualisation process. It’s easier to imagine the goal when you have it clearly articulated in words in front of you.