Perhaps you’ve heard (or read about) the importance of writing down goals. Actually, it is one of the things I take for granted as I do it by default!
I genuinely believe that goal writing is one of the most valuable gifts anyone can give themselves! They not only give us a sense of direction, but also give us a psychological boost when accomplished.
- It’s one thing to know where you would like to go, but it’s a whole other thing to have a detailed plan that will get you there. When goals only reside in your head, it’s easy to fall into the trap of not following up on them.
- You may be thinking that not everything can be planned for, since other things get in our way. I agree with you. You are absolutely right. But think for a second; who do you believe will have fewer distractions and a better chance of living the life he always dreamed about? A person with a written plan or a person only with ideas in his head?
- People will get distracted by other things in life. When no priority is given to your goals, the sense of it will be almost non-existent as each day will be lived as it comes with no plan of action. The result is that in 10-, 20-, or even in 30- years’ time, you will look back at your life and say to yourself how different you “thought” things were going to be. The key word here is “thought.”
You thought your life would turn out that way, but things got in the way and so it turned out this way. I truly believe that this is a direct result of not writing down goals and not planning.
We all have the power to take control of our lives by living a life by design. We can achieve this by writing down our specific goals before executing them.
Go make your 2019 awesome!!!