📝 Day Five: Why You Have To Write Your Business Goals Down
Let’s talk about the game-changer that can transform your business goals into sweet success.
Yep, you guessed it—writing them down!
Throughout this little series on setting goals, I’ve stressed the importance of jotting those dreams on paper (or your favourite digital note-taking app).
Today, I want to dig deeper into why it’s an absolute must and hopefully inspire you to grab that pen and start scribbling your own goals whether they’re business related or not.
First off, setting a goal, no matter how tiny it seems, doubles your chances of actually achieving it.
That’s already pretty cool, right?
But here’s where it gets even better, writing down those goals makes you a whopping 10 times more likely to succeed.
Did you read that right? Yes, you did!
We’re talking a mind-blowing 1,000% increase in your shot at making it happen. Now that’s some serious motivation.
So, what’s the magic behind putting pen to paper?
Well, it turns out that writing something down makes it easier to remember.
Ever noticed how you forget half your mental grocery list once you hit the store?
But the moment you write it out—bam!—you remember most of the items.
It’s all thanks to a fancy brain process called encoding, which helps retain and store information better when it’s written down. That’s why college lectures often have us scribbling notes like there’s no tomorrow.
But wait, there’s more!
When you write down your goals, you create something you can review regularly.
And guess what?
This extra layer of cognitive processing boosts your chances of success even further.
Yep, you heard that right.
It’s like supercharging your goals with some rocket fuel!
The most successful and high-achieving people out there know the power of regular goal reviews and it’s something we should all adopt too.
So, here’s your game plan:
Start with smart goals, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
Write them down in all their glorious detail.
And most importantly, make time to review them regularly. Whether it’s weekly or even daily, give it a shot this quarter and see the magic unfold.
Let’s put this into action together.
Set yourself a goal, be it creating your first paid product or adding an extra $500 to your bottom line.
Be specific about when you’ll reach that finish line and how you’ll get there.
Jot it all down and make it a morning ritual to look at your goals.
This simple yet powerful practice will keep you on track and carve out precious time in your busy day to make strides towards your dreams.
So go ahead, embrace the pen, the paper or the keyboard—it’s time to make your goals come alive!
Sending you all the positive vibes,
Vera JM Friesen – Online Business Planning To Rock Your Year
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