Friday, May 22, 2020

The secret of goal writing

We all have different goals to achieve in life. At any moment, we are either driven by short-time goals or long term goals. Some people have a habit of writing goals daily but some don't. Is there any difference between writing and non-writing goals? What is the secret of writing goals? I am going to explore in this article.

Concentration on goal

Concentration is the act of focusing on a single thing. It is very necessary to achieve any kind of goal. One of the main differences between successful and unsuccessful people is the degree of concentration. Successful people can focus on their goals continuously. Unsuccessful people cannot focus on their goals. They focus on several things at one time.

"We are only limited by the weakness of attention and poverty of imagination."

Concentration determines our success. Writing goals daily helps us to focus on our goal continuously. In my view, most people fail to achieve their goals because they forget the goal frequently.  They focus on goals in a negligible fraction of time but often waste time being unconscious about goals. They are guided by the negative environment. Their mind is disturbed. Minor things hit their mind being major.
Goal writing
But when you write goal it frees you from being disturbed by unnecessary things. Many people trape in life with unnecessary things which harm them to achieve a goal. They are not able to distinguish what is important and what is unimportant. Writing goals helps to differentiate your goal from other unnecessary works. To be able to achieve any goal, the focus is very significant. But people hardly focus on their goal. Writing goals daily makes you have a clear focus on your goals.

"If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal- you have a wish." 
                             -Steve Maraboli 

Furthermore, to make your focus deeper and sharper, you must write down at least three reasons why you want to achieve a particular goal. It makes the focus more clear. It forces you to involve in the goal continuously. Otherwise, there is a high chance to deviate from the goal.

Least effort

The Pareto principle states that 80% of effects come through 20% causes. There is always a particular mechanism in any work to complete it with the easiest and least effort. For example, the hydraulic brake has a mechanism based on pascal law. This makes any moving vehicle stop with the least effort. A driver can stop high-speed bus simply by exerting his leg with a small amount of force. Similarly, we can achieve any goal with the least effort.

You might have recognized someone who achieves their goal more easily. You might also have recognized someone who achieves the same goal with innumerable difficulties. Or someone who works very hard but unfortunately fails to achieve the same goal. What's wrong here? The problem lies in finding out right or appropriate ways. There are myriad ways to solve any problem. There are myriad ways to achieve any goal. The ability to choose the best way helps us to achieve the goal with the least effort. 

Writing goals daily is one of the best ways to achieve any goal successfully with the least effort. Research has shown that those people who write goals daily are 42% more likely to achieve the goal than those who do not write.

Neuroscience and goal writing 

Our goal is directly affected by behavior. Our behavior is affected by the nervous system. This implies our goal is affected by the nervous system or brain. People who achieve their goals are those who have the ability to train their brain.

"A goal that is not in writing is merely a fantasy."
                         - Darren Hardy

When we train our brains, we easily motivate to achieve the goal. Most people fail to motivate themselves. If we do not motivate us, we feel lazy. Laziness makes us unable on what we have to do. Writing goals daily on paper sends an electrical signal to our brain through the hand. Thereafter, the brain starts to realize the goal and takes it as an important task. The brain seeks tricks and an appropriate environment. With the law of attraction, the brain attracts desirable people and conditions for achieving the goal. Our brain has the power to attract what we want. We attract what we think. Thought becomes things. Goal writing helps to impress the subconscious mind deeply. This mind can change reality making an appropriate environment for goals. Ultimately, the writing goal directs the nervous system which helps to achieve a goal.

While writing goals, it is also necessary to feel the goal as if you are achieving now. This develops new neurons in the brain. As you feel daily, neurons are strongly wired together which helps to bring similar conditions in the external world for achieving goals. 


We all are struggling to achieve goals. Writing goals daily helps us to achieve the goal more easily. It makes us focus on goal continuously. Research has shown that it makes 42% possible to achieve a goal. So it is necessary to write goals daily for its achievement.


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