In my previous blog, 3 Hints to Help You Hit Your Goals in 2016 ,I wrote about the power of visualization; having a crystal clear mental picture of exactly what you’re trying to achieve.
Hint #2 for helping you hit your goals is to write them down. There’s something about committing goals to paper that transform a goal to a mandate. Imagine if the Constitution was never written down and signed, or the Ten Commandments, or a speed limit sign. When our brains see something in writing we see it more as a rule, a definite, a conclusion.
After you’ve visualized your goal take the time to write it down. Include as many details as you can. All the things your brain saw when you visualized the goal should be captured on paper. Be specific. Include pictures where possible. If it’s a new home, find a picture of a house you’d love to own, cut it out, and keep it with your written goals. If it’s a trip to Iceland, find a picture of Iceland and include it with your written goals.
Make sure your written goals are visible. Don’t write them down and put them in a drawer somewhere. Keep them out and in front of you. Your nightstand, your desk, the refrigerator. Remember, your subconscious brain will continue to work overtime on bridging the gap between your current reality and the goal you’ve set. The more you review that goal the harder your brain will work to reach it.
Stay tuned for Hint #3 on Friday.