Importance of Writing Down Your Goals | Zachary LA Photographer

February 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Do you set goals for yourself? What are your goals for the next year or 3 years from now? What about 5 or 10 years from now? What are your aspirations in life? Often times, we all start setting new goals at the beginning of the year in January and aim to reach them; however that's not always the case; lets be honest. No one said it was going to be an easy thing to do. You have to be disciplined. Goal setting is the first step of successful goal achievement. What seems to work best for me to reach my goals is to write them down! I think writing them down helps me to see them, visualize them.  From the moment you speak your goals, write them down, visualize them, and from that moment on, that goal is YOUR reality. And this my friends, is quite powerful! 

For me there was a time I had to learn the difference between saying: "I want a beach house" and "I want a 3 bedroom beach house that's on the water, high ceilings, with large windows, open floor plan and a wrap around porch. The difference is being specific. And then there's the action you must take to achieve your goal. For example, to get the beach house on the water, you're going to need to save money. So your action plan could be to save $6,000 over the next 6 months for your down payment. Because after all, a goal without a plan is just a desire. 

Benefits from writing down your goals

  • Provides a vision. Once you start writing down what you want, you instantly begin to have a clear vision of it. Goals give you focus! It gives you laser focus as to what exactly to spend your time and energy on.
  • Accountability. Writing down your goals helps you stay more committed toward achieving them. For me it makes me accountable. Rather than just talk, I'm obligated to act. It also lets me know if I'm on track or not, and if not them I need to take corrective measures. 
  • Helps you stay motivated. Seeing your goals written down gives you more motivation to reach them. It gives you something to strive for.
  • Gratitude. Being grateful for what you already have and for your experiences in life brings you a lot more to be grateful about.
  • Less Stress. Believe it or not, once you write your goals down, you feel less pressure off your shoulders! (there i said it 😁)

 

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible"  Tony Robbins

 

"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."  Tom Landry

 

 


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