The Importance of Writing Down Your Goals

The bible says in Habakkuk 2:2 to “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”

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When was the last time that you took a moment to write down the vision for your life-your dreams, goals and aspirations? I’m a visual person, so I like to see things in front of me. I’ve found that when I have a goal that I want to achieve, writing it down initiates productivity and ideas on how to make it manifest.

Many times people don’t write down the vision for their life because of one of the following reasons:

  • The fear of failure is greater than the desire to succeed
  • The vision is so great that people don’t know where to start, and it becomes overwhelming
  • People don’t see a vision for themselves past their present circumstances
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Of course there are other reasons, but I believe that these three are some of the most crippling to a person reaching their destiny. I’ve experienced all three at different points in my life. So what’s the solution?

Just do it! (and no, this post is not sponsored by NIKE…although, I’m not opposed to a NIKE sponsorship, if you’re reading this, NIKE)

I know it sounds ridiculous, but the easiest way to start the process of writing down your goals is to simply write them down. I’m not talking about what you THINK you can have or what seems possible based on what your circumstances are; I’m talking about what you REALLY, REALLY want for your life. If you are a Believer like me, you want what God wants for you, and trust me-what He wants for us is always much more than we could ever imagine for our own lives. Writing down your goals doesn’t have to be something super spiritual or spooky, you can start with something simple-Just start.

My goals for today look like this:

  • Spend time doing something with my kids that they want to do
  • Get two loads of laundry washed, folded and put away (the struggle is so real with putting away laundry)
  • Work on my blog

Don’t just think about it, write it down. And if everything doesn’t happen, the world isn’t over. Just begin again tomorrow. And with every day that passes, your ability to succeed will begin to outweigh your fear of failure.

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible”. 

-Tony Robbins

Until next time…


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