If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve heard me stress how important it is to write your goals down. The science behind writing your goals down has to do with your brain.
You have two sides to your brain…the left side which is the literal side, the facts and figures side AND the right side which is the more imaginative side. When you just think about goals, you only use one side of your brain, the imaginative side. However when you write your goals, you use both sides of your brain. Your brain then sends signals to every cell in your body that you really want this! (Now there’s lot of electrical signals that happen to get the two sides talking and communicating to the rest of the body but you get the idea!)
With our busy lives, it’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day. You forget about the goals and dreams you have for yourself. When you think about those BIG goals, it’s easy to push them back into your subconscious. You might even convince yourself that it was just a thought and not something you could actually do or really wanted.
Writing down your goals give you clarity about what you really want. When you are clear about what you really want, you can create a plan to achieve it.
According to a study at Dominican University in California found that you are 42% more likely to accomplish your goals when you write them down. Again, it’s the use of both sides of the brain!
TRY THIS EXERCISE
I want you to write down at least one goal in the areas of health & wellness, career, finance, and relationships.
Two things will happen:
- You’ll gain more clarity around what you really want in that area
- You’ll find yourself focusing more on what you really need to make it happen.
All the hustle and bustle in our already crazy lives can sometimes make us forget about the BIG goals we really want to achieve. I’m here to tell you that you can go after and achieve those BIG goals. Let’s start with writing them down!
I’d love to hear from you as you go through this goal setting process. Let me know below how it’s going!