The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
– Michael Jordan
Goals without a plan of action is just a dream. We’ve all had dreams. If you had a dream that you became a multi-millionaire serial entrepreneur who helps countless people, but you wake up and don’t do anything to make that dream become a reality, that dream will remain a dream. When you have a dream, wake up and make that dream come true. It’s possible, anything is possible.
We all have a million things on our minds at all times. The brain is constantly flooding our minds with images or memories of past, present, and future things. If we have a goal it’s sometimes hard to keep focused on that goal. Read below to understand how writing your goals down, can make a positive influence in your life.
It Sets Pressure On You
If you don’t set your destination, you’ll never get anywhere. We all need our “North Star” to guide is through life. Once you write your goals down, it will stay in your memory for a much longer time. Writing it down puts a pressure on you that will give you a sense of direction. It will give you positive pressure to accomplish your goals.
Since you need to push yourself to follow a new set of habits, you need to keep your focus on your objectives. You need to remind your mind of your main reason to adopt these new habits.” Kenneth J Hutchins, 10 Powerful Habits of Successful People
Read it to yourself when you wake up, and before you go to bed. You must remind yourself everyday what your goal is. Do this consistently and trust me, you’ll see results.
It Gives You Focus
Writing down goals will keep you focused on your goals especially if you read it daily. The world is full of distractions (social media, politics, life etc) so we need written reminders to pull us back into focus. Focus on what you have to do, and everything will fall into place.
Write Your Goals Down
Grab a piece of paper and write your goals down. You could pinch it into your phone but we strongly suggest a pen and paper because there’s something about actually working something down that gives it more life and meaning. It’s not the end all be all but it’s a start. Start Now!
Procrastination is one of everybody’s worst enemy. It keeps us away from achieving our goals. We feel guilty when we realize that we should be doing so much more. But there is something that we can do about it.
Create a to-do-list every morning
This will allow you to actually see what needs to be done. Subconsciously it gets embedded in your mind and you’ll be more inclined to get it done.
After you’ve written down your goals for the day, it’s time to mentally amp yourself up to get it done. This can be attained through autosuggestion. Autosuggestion is the repetition of verbal statements to oneself in order to change behavior.
Focus on one task at a time
Sometimes we try to do too many things at once to amass many accomplishments at one time. But focusing on one task at a time is more productive
Try these three steps towards a more productive day. Accomplish as many small goals in the day as you can. What helps you to become more productive? Please share and comment below.