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Write Out Your Goals

Updated: Oct 4, 2020

We are taught to write out our goals so that we can plan appropriately, and at the same we can be reminded constantly of what we want to achieve in our lives.

I must say based on my personal experience that putting your goals into writing is extremely necessary as it empowers you to act productively at all times. It has a power to impel you to do what you have to do, especially when you have seen good progress from what you are doing.

Write It Down!

There are many other benefits that you will enjoy when you write down your goals.

First, it will give you a clear vision of what you want. And from there you will be able to take necessary actions under each goal. Just like when you decide to start building your dream house. You don’t just picture your dream house and tell your engineer and workers to build it exactly how you imagine it. That’s crazy.

They need to have house plans and necessary permits to get started. The same goes for setting and achieving goals.

Another reason why you have to write down your tasks is that it motivates you to make a start. Writing down your goals is just the beginning of everything, but it will surely prompt you to execute each of its underlying tasks to be able to sustain your momentum and drive to complete the next task.

Also, it will help you sort out upcoming opportunities. As long as you are alive, a lot of opportunities will come for you to avail. Your written goals will guide you to not yield to opportunities immediately as it might not be favorable to your goals. Opportunities can be viewed as distractions if they are not helping you achieve your goals.

We are well aware that working hard on something can drain us, but looking at how good we are doing, allows us to really celebrate. And from there you will see that the given effort is worth the while.

So, remember to write out your goals and follow the SMART method: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results Focused, and Time bound.

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