Write Your Goals Down

 

Writing down your goals is one of the most valuable tips to help you set better goals, rather than just thinking about them. Writing your goals down makes them tangible and also makes you accountable. The possibility of you achieving your goals increases further when you put them down in writing because writing makes them feel more realistic.

Also, by making a step-by-step list of your goals and keeping it plainly visible, you can review it every day. You will always see where you want to go. You will also be able to visualize the roadmap to achieving your goals more clearly. Writing down your goals also gives you an idea of what you need to do as well as the things you need to avoid doing to make them a reality. It is an efficient way of keeping them at the forefront of your mind all the time.

You can list out your daily goal experiences or keep a journal of them. By doing this, you will learn to discipline yourself to follow your goals. You’ll be able to track your progress at the end of the day and see whether you’re on the right path.

You will also gain new insights and understanding on how to go about achieving your goal faster. It may even require that you tweak your list to keep you focused on your highest priorities. Doing so will help you identify what goals might be relevant to your life’s purpose so you can cross out those that are not relevant.

It is important that you use an active voice when writing your goals down to make it feel more personalized. For example, you can write, “I will increase my daily exercise time to 30 minutes” instead of “I would like…” Using the former when writing down your goals makes it more active, whereas using the later only gives you an excuse to get sidetracked.

Today’s Task:

Take a look at the goals you wrote yesterday.  Are they S.M.A.R.T. goals?  Read this post – How To Make S.M.A.R.T. Blogging Goals – and then update your goals to make them even more specific.

August 29, 2018