How many times have you been told that it’s really important to write down your goals? Maybe 7,167 times! But you’re still not writing them down. Ok, I’ll give you the benefit here, maybe you have tried, but then you stopped. I get you! I totally get it! Life happens. However, here’s the thing ~ you need to be writing your goals down if you want to be successful. Seriously!
What if I told you that people who write down their goals are TEN TIMES more likely to get what they want than those that didn’t write their goals down? Not gonna lie, that is a true statement. This is true when applied to your entire life: Personal, Spiritual, Financial, Relationships, and Business.
So here are some ideas to help guide you to what to write when getting your goals written down:
Let’s start with personal life. What are some things that you have always wanted to do? What do you feel the desire to accomplish personally? Are you adventurous and want to climb Everest? Do you have a product that you use, and want others to know about? Maybe you want to learn how to be more vulnerable and put yourself out there so you get noticed and learn how to “Brand” yourself and your business. Regardless of what your personal aspirations are, they are yours and you need to write them down. These personal goals don’t have to be for the immediate future. Give yourself a realistic timeline. Is it one year, or is it five years? Don’t write down the goals of anyone else. These are YOUR GOALS!
Stop, and take a breathe and focus on your spiritual life. What can you do to simply spend more time focusing on what you believe in? What do you struggle with when it comes to feeling a stronger sense of connection? What can you do to create a stronger, more solid connection to your faith? Write the answers down. Make a list of what you want to do to feel more connected to your faith.
These are the hardest for me. I join the gym, and then never go, We always have good intentions right? Well, what could you do to improve your life and overall health? Write down your health and fitness goals. Maybe it’s starting out with a nightly walk around the block. Or perhaps, it’s taking a larger step and signing up for an organized walk for charity. This is a way to help hold you more accountable and prepare you to walk 39 miles over a weekend. I’ve done this walk over 8 times, and you can’t do that without preparation, determination and accomplishing the goal. Regardless of how big, or small, take the first step to writing these goals down and start taking action.
Money troubles are really hard sometimes to get control of and to maintain. This is definitely a category that I struggle with. What do you wish you had the money to do right now? Maybe you need to pay off dome debt. Or perhaps you need to save for a vacation, or a business start up. Write down some goals of how you can make your money work for you now, as well as down the road.
As a Momtrepreneur, I have so many ideas about things that I want to try. Blogging is very new to me, and it was one of my many goals for years. Well, as my list of blog ideas continued to grow and grow, it was time to jump in and start getting some written. I didn’t set an unrealistic goal, but I started! If you don’t start, you’ll remain stagnant. So what are your steps that you need to take to get your business off the ground? What are the steps needed to get the promotion that you have always wanted? Take management classes to learn what you need to know to make changes. What kind of income do you want to get you to your goals? Go BIG! Think BIG! You’ve got this!
This is the last one we will talk about, but hardly the least. We need people, plain and simple. Think about how you could create more connection with your kids, your spouse, maybe your downline (or even your upline) and your friends. How can you show them everyday how special they are to you? My kids and I always talk about filling people’s buckets. What does that mean? Well this is another blog post idea, but to put it simply, it is making people smile and feel good about themselves. The more they smile, the more full their bucket gets, and your bucket fills too. You feel good when you make others feel good. It’s that simple.
So setting goals isn’t hard, and yet it is important for success! Don’t be afraid to adjust them to your priorities, and sometimes priorities change. You may even need to break down your goals further into steps to help manage them. You are the author of your own story. You get to plan, adjust, write, and re-write YOU as many times as you need.
Still not sure about writing down your goals?
Let me share some stats with you that I found.
The Huffington Post shared that 42% of those who write their goals down are more likely to succeed. I mean hello…
And a Harvard Business study revealed:
83% of the population does not have goals (Yikes!)
14% have a plan in mind, but are unwritten goals
3% have goals written down
The study found that the 14% who have goals are TEN TIMES more successful than those without goals. The 3% with written goals are THREE TIMES more successful than the 14%.
Clearly, a person is likely to achieve a goal if it is written down.
Today is the day you take the first step to having success in everything you want!