Why It’s important to Write Down Your Goals

I’ve never been the type of person to write down my goals. I’m a very spontaneous person and I believe whatever happens, happens. So, where did I get this idea from about writing down goals? Well, the very first day when I started my job in sales, my boss said to us “It’s a good idea to write down your goal for the week in not just sales but for your life, if you’ve never done it before, you should try it and see what happens”. I was really skeptical at first, saying “hmm I don’t really know”, but I decided to take my boss’s advice and try it out

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At first I wrote down how many sales I wanted to make for the week and I would email that number to my boss, I was still skeptical but I said to myself, what’s the harm in trying. And lo and behold, I started hitting my sale goals for the week 99% of the time and that made me really happy. It actually really works!!!

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Then, I started applying the same principle to my personal life and things really started happening. One day I said to my boss “where did you get this idea from about writing goals down” and she said ‘I know that it works because I’ve tried it”

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Something magical  happens when you write down your goals. It’s not just about writing down goals, you have to take the steps needed to achieve  them, whether it’s putting in more hours at work, or studying more to get that grade that you want.

When you don’t have a plan, you don’t how you will reach your destination. So here are some steps on how to achieve your goals

  1. Figure out what your goal is-  Everyone has different goals. Some people want to lose weight or make more money, figure out what you want
  2. Write down your goals- Use paper and write down your goals. Start with small specific goals first then add on to the list if you want to. Put this list somewhere where you can view it daily
  3. Set a plan to achieve your goals-  If losing weight is one of your goals, figure out ways to achieve that. Maybe in order to start losing weight you have to start taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator. Find ways that work for you.

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In the past year since writing down my goals, I’ve accomplished so much, Heck, starting a blog was one of the goals that I wrote down and here I am today on my Blog.

You don’t have to  do what I do, but I’m telling you what works for me. Try it out, something magical might happen to you.

What are some of your goals for 2018. Comment below

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