Have you ever read the book ‘Dream Big‘ by Bob Goff? Recently, we were listening to it on audio and he said something that really struck … he said; if you don’t write down your ambitions you won’t attain them. He compared it to why we shouldn’t trust our memory — you have this great idea and it’s there one minute and gone the next. And wow, we’ve all had those moments, right? So is there power in writing down your goals and ambitions?
YES! Of course there is.
In this post, we want to give you 5 reasons why writing down your goals and ambitions are a great idea and an action we hope that you will take.
Try out this activity …
Before we dive into the ‘meat and potatoes’ here’s a little appetizer we hope you’ll try. For the next 7 days, write down your goals and ambitions that you would like to achieve. Please don’t filter these with limiting beliefs based on current circumstances, etc. Go big here — dreams, goals and ambitions big or small.
What you can expect from doing this activity won’t be miraculously these noted things being delivered at your doorstep but instead here’s what you can expect;
- A deeper clarity and understanding of what the goals and ambitions are
- Writing them down (repeatedly) will help your focus shift your your daily activities to support these goals.
The act of thinking about them, writing them down, repetition — they are all in favor of supporting those big dreams. And, by completing this for 7 consecutive days, you are creating a habit that will also support the process.
Are you open to trying this? If so, definitely let us know in the comments below!
Now, for the 5 reasons we promised.
The Power of Writing Down your Goals and Ambitions
Reason #1 — Helps Increase your Motivation
One of the main reasons you’ll experience increased levels of motivation is related to self-accountability. This action of self-accountability happens the moment you commit on paper your intent to reach an end goal. When you put pen to paper, it’s as if you’re subconsciously giving yourself a call to action — and you are far more likely to work towards it when you’ve written it down.
Reason #2 — Helps you Concentrate your Efforts
An unwritten goal or ambition will just get jumbled in your mind with all your other wants and wishes.. When it’s unwritten it becomes scattered, along with every other thing that runs through you mind on the daily (and if you’re anything like us — that is a lot of things!)
However, when you write your goals and ambitions down, your intention to achieve that goal becomes focused. And the more laser-focused you are to achieve a goal is, the more concentrated your efforts to achieve it will be.
Reason #3 — Makes you 42% More Likely to Achieve
You actually have a 42% higher chance of reaching your goals and ambitions when you start writing them down. So yes, writing them down is worth the effort. After all, you could start by writing them in the comments following this article as a great place to get started — you’re here anyway!
Reason #4 — Helps you Tap into the Full Potential of your Brain
When you dream, desire, and/or long for something that you want, you are basically only using the imaginative right-side of your brain. However, when you actively write your goals and ambitions down, when you start becoming clearer on what they are, and begin defining and giving life to them, you begin to use the left-side of your brain.
Think about that — if you were able to use your entire brain to nurture those goals and ambitions, why wouldn’t you?
Reason #5 — ‘Success Leaves Clues’
We understand not everyone longs to be a billionaire, own a Fortune 500 company, travel the world or attain a ridiculous level of success … However, if successful people have mastered the process of writing down their goals and ambitions and ultimately achieving them — it’s safe to say it’s a good bet that the process would work for dreams of all shapes and sizes, right?
Learning from others who are where we’d like to be or, who have demonstrated a pattern of success are the people we want to learn from. And, take a page out of their book along the way.
Above all else remember, whenever you achieve one of your goals or ambitions — regardless of its size — take the time to celebrate it! Own your victory and, prepare for the next one.
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