We all have big dreams – things we want to accomplish, stuff we need to do, burning desires to make a difference in the world. To accomplish these dreams, you need to have your goals in order – you have that, right? You need to have that roadmap in place to keep you focused on those goals without getting lost.
Goal setting and planning is something you do for every aspect of your life, whether consciously or not. There is goal setting and planning for weight loss, daily work goals, activities for your kids – and even cleaning. The issue with these goals is how to reach them, even when you are stressed and feeling like your train has completely gone off the tracks. Journaling can help you achieve your goals, and here are a few ways how.
1. Make them Real
When you journal about your goals, you make them real. They can run around in your head all day, but when you write them down it connects them to reality. It manifests them and makes them real in your mind. You move from a state of thinking about a goal to a state of being present and saying you are doing this and making this happen. Journaling helps you focus and realize that your journey is starting now.
2. Stay Accountable
Journaling helps you stay accountable for your goals. It helps you manifest the goals into your daily tasks. When you write down your goals – how you are doing with them, or what you did for the day to reach that goal – then you are staying accountable to yourself for that goal. Journaling helps you stay accountable, stay focused, and work on any issues you are having with the goals to overcome them and move forward.
3. Track Developments and Stumbling Blocks
One of the key reasons people use journaling to reach their goals is due to the pattern that you can see after a short amount of time. You may know that you have stumbling blocks, for example, but you may not know what they are or why you are having them. You can go back to previous writings and see patterns form that are leading to you failing or having issues reaching your goals. You can then work with these patterns, change them, alter them, or remove them completely.
By maintaining a routine journaling habit, you can develop a pattern that will benefit your health and your goals. You will see what methods to your goals aren’t working and which ones need enhancing. You can also see what may be derailing you from your goals and your path. By knowing what you need to change, it’s then totally within your power to rock your goals and blast off into your dreams.
Until next time, grab your journal and keep it real!