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The importance of writing down your goals

The importance of writing down your goals


Did you know that you're 82% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down and look at them every day? This small habit can transform your life, turning those ideas and dreams into real life!

According to neuroscientists, vividly describing your goals in written form is strongly associated with goal success. People who can vividly describe or picture their goals are anywhere from 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to successfully accomplish their goals than people who don’t.

If you think about it, that’s a pretty big difference in goal achievement just from writing your goals down!

Why does writing down your goals have such a great impact?

It has to do with how our brains work: when you write things down, you’re activating both parts of your brain, the imaginative right hemisphere, and the logic-based left hemisphere.
If you just think about one of your goals, you’re only using the right hemisphere of your brain - the imaginative centre. If you then write it down, you also tap into the power of your logic-based left hemisphere and you're able to clearly define the action steps you need to take in order to achieve your vision. 

In other words, clear goals help us become better versions of ourselves. Visualising what you want your future to be, then break your vision into short, medium and long term goals is the key to success.
Turn each goal into a series of action steps so you know exactly what you have to do, and write them now where you can always look at them.

5 main reasons that reveal the power of written goals:

1. Boost your motivation

You can use goals to motivate your actions and increase your motivation to take action

2. Improve your focus

It’s easier to set other things aside when you know what you should focus on

3. Reduce your stress level

Moving your goals from your head to a written form reduces stress, removing the burden of keeping everything inside

4. Achieve bigger goals

Our goals can sometimes feel overwhelming. A good technique is to break them down into smaller parts and this is where writing things down comes in handy

5. Track your progress

When you can see the progress you have made, you feel encouraged to keep going.


The My Goal This Week Kit is a pretty useful tool to be reminded of your goals and achievements.
An easy, brilliant kit that will turn your old mirror into a motivational marvel. 


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