The year was 2017. Ninety-nine-year-old Annie was shown smiling as a police officer handcuffed her and led her into custody. You may have never seen a smiling prisoner before but Annie’s case was a little different. Although most people would shudder at the thought of being put in a damp, dark cell, he had just achieved one of his lifelong goals: imprisonment.
Everyone in the world (including your cat) has a goal – from the right Forbes programs to the mindless ones who would probably top the “craziest life list you’ve ever heard” list. A 6-year-old girl on the street wants to have Disneyland one day, while your cat probably wants to own only your home. These goals can all be achieved. However, the big question is how? How do you prevent your goals from being saved in a bucket list?
Although there is no clear formula for success, another way to ensure that you can achieve your goals is to write them down. In fact, psychological studies have shown that people who write down their goals are 42% more likely to achieve them than people who do not. But don’t take our word (and numbers) for you.
Here are five strong reasons why writing down your goals is a surefire way to success:
- Increases motivation
Most people say the Bermuda Triangle is the hardest thing to find. However, this is not entirely true. Do you know what is difficult to find? Motivation when you need it most. For most people, it is very easy to set and map personal or professional goals. On the other hand, when it comes to taking action, their enthusiasm suddenly disappears. The simplest solution to this problem would be to set a goal and write it down quickly.
Research has shown that when you write down your goals, your motivation to achieve them increases dramatically. With knowledge, you can feel committed to the goals you have written down and as a result, take the necessary steps to achieve them. Writing down your goals is like giving yourself a command to understand. As a result, each time you are distracted, your brain will cleverly remind you of your intentions and desires.
“If you want to be happy, set a goal to control your thoughts, free your energy and boost your hopes.” —Brew Carnegie
- It makes it easier to remember
Believe it or not, the vast majority of people often forget their motives or desires. With all the distractions and distractions of modern life, it is all too easy to get so caught up in the rush of life that we forget what goals and decisions we have not yet set. However, putting your goals on paper helps improve memory. Have you ever heard of the outcome of a generation? If you have not already done so, here is a quick fix to the term neuroscience. The result of a generation is something that happens when a person finds it easier to remember the details made by his mind, than the information he reads or takes from a book. When you write something, your brain automatically assumes it is important and focused on it.
For example, if you read the tour guide to Paris, you may remember a few pieces and pieces in it. However, when you write down important points in a guide in your own words, your brain knows that this information is far more important than what you just read in the guide. Thus, you may find it easier to remember it later. This actually applies to the effect of generation.
Although the result of a generation seems like a popular word, it is much more common than most people think. When you put a map in your goals and write it down, your brain gives it its value and as a result, it makes it easier for you to remember it.
- It helps to clarify your goals
Let’s face it, our goals may not always be clear and clear at times. For example, let’s imagine that your goal for the year was to do something bold. In this case, your annual goal may end up failing because you will spend too much time trying to choose a bold career.
It’s very difficult because “courage” can mean anything, from climbing Mount Everest or drinking a bottle of hot sauce without water. However, writing down your goals will help you reduce your focus and clarify what you really want to do. In this way, there would be no room for confusion or confusion.
- Increases hope
Hope is one of the additional reasons why you should write down your goals as soon as you set them. When it comes to achieving one’s goals and aspirations, hope is a key factor. Without hope, you will lack the drive to take the necessary steps to achieve your goal.
Writing down your goals and committing to them will boost your confidence and give you something to look forward to. When you have hope, you can achieve your goals in no time.
“Our goals can only be achieved through a system vehicle, where we have to believe strongly, and where we have to work hard. There is no other way to success. ”—Pablo Picasso
- You set boundaries between desires and goals
What is the difference between a goal and a goal? Shooting star. Just before you laugh or roll your eyes at this joke, it is important to know that there is a whole world that has a difference between intentions and just wishful thinking.
Before your goal is written down, it is simply a matter of your thoughts or aspirations. However, when you write down your intentions, you give it something and change it from desire to target. It becomes real and tangible. You can also set deadlines and action plans. This way, you will not spend hours building castles in the air when you have a real purpose.
Any dream or goal can be achieved in the long run. Sure, it can take time, but a good way to start your success is to write down your goals. Writing down each goal awakens in you a sense of accomplishment and turns your desire to do nothing into real goals. In this way, the distance between you and your desire will be shortened.At the end of the day, who needs shooting stars if you have a pen and paper?
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