In the summer of 2013, I biked to Mountain View to have a short moment with myself. I brought my ASUS tablet and a couple of self-help books. If you happen to be in Cebu, I suggest you visit Mountain View Resort at Busay, they have an amazing view of the city.
While reading, enjoying the view, and feeling the fresh air, I took a piece of paper and wrote my dreams on it. Two years after, all the dreams I wrote on that piece of paper became a reality. Well, I discovered that goal writing is very effective.
I learned about goal writing when I was already working. If only I had learned about it while I was still studying I could have done more. Yet, there is a saying “better late than never”. Brian Tracy, a well-known salesman whose rag to riches story inspired
me, says that only five percent of the population in the US have clear written goals and they are usually the most successful people in their fields.
So, why do we need to write our goals? Here are three reasons.
First of all, by writing your goals you tell your brain to embed them into your subconscious mind. Since your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and dreams, the more vivid your goals are the more it will look for more creative ways to achieve them.
Second, by writing your goals, you can review them daily and make some necessary steps to accomplish them. It doesn’t have to be big at the start. As long as work for your goals daily even
how small and insignificant you think the action is, there will be a time you find yourself being surprised by the things you accomplish.
Lastly, writing goals gives you direction. That’s why the younger you are, the more you should develop this habit. You’ll never regret for the time you wasted because you didn’t know what to do. Now is the best time to write your goals for yourself, for your family, your career and for your future.