One powerful method to make your goals real is to actually write them down or document them. This will take your goals and make them more tangible. It also can give you a roadmap to look at and track progress. While writing down your goals, you will come up with more ideas, rather than just pulling ideas out of the air. If you work with other people, it will show them a roadmap and ways they can help you. It simply makes your goals more tangible.
Over the winter break, I wrote down all my goals and put them into a nice presentation. As I was putting the plan into place, I thought of many more steps. It allowed me to get excited about accomplishing them because I had a visual and tangible map that I could follow. It also gave my team more clarity on the next steps.
The document will also serve as a source of motivation and inspiration. Let’s face it. When you start working on your goals, you will experience feelings of boredom, frustration, apathy, and other negative emotions. You may be excited now, but humans are emotional beings. You may enjoy that kale salad now or that piece of broiled chicken breast, but, in a few weeks, that will be the last thing you want to put in your mouth. Those feelings may distract you from accomplishing your goals or worse abandon your goals all together.
Writing down your goals is a first step in documenting what it takes to become amazing. After you write down your goals, write next steps, involve others, then get to work.
Writing down your goals is a key way to stay on track on the road to amazing success. Doing so allows you to be accountable for what is needed to achieve your dreams.