Why You Should Start Writing Your Goals NOW
Ozzie | On 07, Aug 2013
When I first heard about the idea of writing your goals from motivational speakers like Brian Tracy and John Assaraf, I was skeptic as heck. I mean seriously, how is writing your goals down going to actually accomplish it, I thought.
However, I didn’t really have anything to lose (literally) so I gave it a try. Some of my goals were personal and some of them were related to this website. For example, one of my goals was to become more charismatic by the end of 2013. I had no idea how this was going to happen, none. I just kept writing it down every night before going to sleep.
30 days later (after writing my goals every day) I realized a few things. I could just about converse with anyone about anything as clear as crystal and get full engagement from them better than usual. Much better than usual.
Not only that but my productivity increased as well. One of my goals was to have a website up by august. (i didn’t know exactly what topic the site would be). By late July, I had over 50 articles completed and a full site ready to go.
Those weren’t the only things writing goals accomplished for me but I would need a whole other article to talk about that. For the skeptics, here is why writing your goals will make your probability of success that much better.
There’s two ways I do this and I recommend you do both for best results.
1. Writing a single big goal and reading it every day
For this style, you just have to write your main big goal on a notebook, or someplace you know the goal won’t get lost. Then you read it every day.
The repetitive action of reading the goal everyday will force more juices out to get you to write exactly what you want to do.
For example, most people start off with a simple “Become CEO of law firm” for example. As you continue to read it every day, you will realize that there are far more steps under that goal that need to be reached before you get there and you will begin to chase each step one by one.
This process is amazing because it keeps you in the moment. Sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed by our goals and all it takes is just noticing that you just have to take it small step by small step to make enormous gains.
That goal will end up being written more complex and there will be smaller steps that will give you guidance in exactly what direction you should be moving.
2. Writing a collection of 10 goals every day
This is my favorite style of goal writing and it’s the one I mentioned earlier that achieved results for me. All you have to do is write 10 goals every day on a different sheet of paper but YOU MUST NOT READ THEM. Eventually the 10 goals will be consistent and true to what you want.
Here’s why this is an awesome way to manifest your goals.
Writing It Every day Will Be Your Call to Action
The constant refreshing of your goal every day is necessary because we don’t wake up with the same ambition day by day.
Writing your goal down will be that reminder you need to get you working every day on it. I don’t think anyone would go to sleep with a good conscience if they wrote their goal but didn’t do anything that day to reach that goal.
It Will Become More Visible to You
After writing my 10 goals every day, a few months later, I believed they would be accomplished no matter what. I didn’t know how, and I didn’t need a reason to believe in it anymore. I don’t know if the continuous writing of the goals subliminally engraved them into my subconscious but at some point, those goals were all I had. My mentality was, and still is- success or death. Even when money became a problem, I never became worried because I knew that somehow things would go my way, and they did.
The more you write your goal the more you will believe it’s going to happen. It’s a commitment that’s for sure. If you can make it past the two month mark, you’ll know the feeling I’m talking about and hopefully get back to this blog to help me further explain that feeling.
It’s like the Law of Attraction, where you attract things to your life according to what you truly want. But we can save the Law of Attraction talk for another time, there’s an article on its way for that topic anyway.
I’m sure there are other tricks that can get us committed to our goal however. Know any?