Goals–write ‘em, achieve ‘em.

It’s so simple. Have written goals.

Goals–write ‘em, achieve ‘em.

 

It’s so simple. Have written goals.

It sounds simple. It is simple. Write down your goals. It will change your life. In retrospect, I discovered the power of writing goals in my early 20s. Towards the end of the year, I took some time out to reflect on life, what I’d achieved so far, and then focused on what I’d like to accomplish in the future. I typed up bunch of goals and quickly forgot about the list. When I accidentally stumbled across the file on my computer couple of years later, I opened it up out of curiosity. As I skimmed over it, I was struck at how many of them I’d achieved. Wow!

Now there’s no magic here. Writing stuff doesn’t make it happen. What it does do, however, is focus your mind on each goal in a more defined way; ingraining your desires and planting seeds for future germination. Your goals will bounce around in the back of your mind, occasionally coming to the fore and setting in motion a cascade of related ideas before receding into the background again. In time, you’ll find some of these ideas manifesting themselves in actions that move you closer to achieving your goals.

It’s really that simple.

It took many years before I realised the true power in setting, writing and revisiting goals. Now, I live a goal-oriented life. It’s transformative.

If you embark on a journey with a map, you’re likely to arrive at your destination. Leave without a map, though, and you’ll drift aimlessly. Sure, you’ll end up somewhere, but not where you want to be. So plan. Set goals and work out what steps you’ll need to take to achieve them, then start off in the right direction, one step at a time.

– Steven Ryan