I want to share with you a great quote from The Secret before you read this article. It will set the right tone for this article so that you get to understand the conscious mindset concept.
“All of this abundance begins to shine through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature. There’s enough for everyone. See it. Believe it. it will show up for you.” The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
So, you are here reading this article cause you want to generate wealth in 2020. We’ve all read the power of the conscious mind, and if you haven’t, then the key point is that by visualising your success and writing down your goals will consciously lead you to your success. How do the two come together?
First things first, writing down your goals can help narrow down your objectives. It helps you to be focused and priorities your time to be spent effectively. Once you know your target; you are confirming to yourself of what you want to achieve in a set period of time.
Writing down your goals ensures that you stay away from non-value added activity, which can feed into the time that you have available.
By writing down your goals you will find it also reduces stress. Most importantly, by writing your goals down it allows you to know what action you need to take. Its also a great way to see how you are progressing. This way your not guessing and forgetting what to do. Breaking down goals into smaller parts helps you focus on compelting smaller actions to get you to your overall actions.
How To Write Your Own Goals
Lets get started, I like to write down my own goals in priority order, what I want to achieve first. I also believe that writing down your goals with even daily or weekly actions can lead you to achieve your bigger goal / objective. Do at least one action a day / week to get closer to the things you want. Otherwise, writing down goals is useless.
For example, if you are looking to learn to play piano in three months, then you will need to practice. In this situation you have to setup a daily / weekly target of practising for X number of hours.
You may have another target of getting feedback from people
Learn how to write down your goals and generate wealth through consciousness with these steps:
- Set a reasonable amout of goals, try to stay under five if you’re just starting out. Start with 1-3 or 1-5
- Give yourself a target for each one
- All goals needs to be within your reach and vision
- Write them down when you’re in a good mood, to keep the positive energy flowing
- Have your goals somewhere you can see them, whether its in your back pocket, vision board, screensaver etc.
I will _ (task, achievement, milestone) by (exactly how you will do it). I will accomplish this by ____ and my success will be measured by ___.
The Conscious Power of Writing goals Down
Writing down your goals just isn’t enough. Putting your goals on paper gives you clarity of what you want to achieve and by when. Writing down your goals works well with what is called the Law of Attraction. Just cause you said you wanted cake it wont show up. Because my friend life does not work like that.
However, if you think about cake all day and you come across an opportunity to get one, then someone would say that the opportunity came to you through the law of attraction. Your ability to get the cake is your decision. Figuring out how to write an effective goal is the first step of this transformation process.
Statistics On Writing Down Your Own Goals
If you are like me and want to see some facts on whether writing down your own goals makes any difference, then I have you covered.
A study by Mark Murphy on Forbes “Neuroscience Explains Why You Need To Write Down Your Goals If You Actually Want To Achieve Them” identified that people who are actively writing goals down are 1.2 – 1.4 times more likely to accomplish them.
Why is this the case? When you write down your goals your brain learns things and it helps with memory and professional performance.
Why Science Even Says For You To Write Down Your Goals
You will find that without writing your goals, people will put their goals in the back of their mind as they are likely focusing on other things life throws at them. Our brain only focuses on the near term action we need to do, like shopping, meeting a deadline, managing kids etc.
Over time when you get busy with life, you tend to put your goals and activity in the back of your mind and then you realise its half way through the year and then you give up on starting or fulfilling your goal.
I mentioned earlier in the post, by writing down your goals you are enhancing the process and reaffirming yourself of what you want to achieve and action required to get there.
Neuropsychologists call this process of writing down goals as the generation effect, which is why we are forced to take notes in class in school.
By writing down your goals, your brain is more likely to remember this and that you have generated the idea and will keep referring back to it.
Start With Small Actions To Achieve Bigger Goals
When you first start to think about your goals and actions it can be time consuming. I would just write down first of what you want to achieve, like obtain an external professional certificate, passing your driving test, learning to cook.
Remember don’t overwhelm yourself by having a big goal such as being an astronaut, movie star or a million hits on your YouTube channel. With these things it requires patience and time to commitment.
Once you know of what you want to achieve, then I would branch out to different milestones / indicators you need to meet to achieve your overall goal. So, for example, if I want to pass my driving lesson, I would then have two big milestones, Driving Test, Theory Test (UK we have to do an onsite assessment).
From these two milestones I would then add actions such as time spent on lessons, time spent off-line learning / home learning and completing practice tests.
Once you have written down your actions you then need to allocate some measures, such as number of hours for learning, number of times to do practice tests etc.
I am a strong believer of whats gets measured gets done. So make sure you also add next to your measures a target of when you are want to complete the actions by.
Remember to be honest with when you want to achieve your goal by. This will push you to commit yourself to completing these. If you are too aggressive with the date then you will find yourself overwhelmed with too many things to do with not enough time to fulfill them.
Finally to wrap it all up, keep your goals somewhere so its a constant reminder, on your phone / laptop as a wallpaper background, post it note on the back of your laptop, a whiteboard in your house.
If you have not got a whiteboard yet then I would suggest its a good investment.
If you want to connect with me then lets chat on Twitter on @masteryourgoals