Studies repeatedly show that people who set goals accomplish far more in life than those who do not. In addition, people who write down their goals accomplish far more than those who simply keep their goals in their head.
Writing down your goals triggers a focus mechanism in the brain that aids in keeping one’s mind on one’s goals. And when we keep our minds on our goals, we make decisions that move us toward achieving those goals.
If you have never written down your goals, try an experiment. Write down three goals you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year. Then post your written goals in a place where you will see them every day, even several times a day. At the end of the year, list all the goals you have achieved. You may be very much surprised at what you discover. 🙂