Hopefully you guys know how much I love to read books, because this topic is out of a book. I forgot to write down where this topic is from which is actually contradiction to the topic itself. So Joe's and Joette's, get ready for an informative post.
The exact title of today's post is; Take it Out of Your Head and Put it on Paper. As you read in the previous paragraph, I forgot to write down where I read this quote. Since I didn't write the source down I am no longer able to recall who said this quote. That's how powerful this quote is because it is a hundred percent true. If we do not take notes then there is no guarantee that we will remember things. Think about it, we all get a birth certificate when we are born. It's is a piece of paper that has our birthdate written down. This piece of paper makes it harder for us to forget our own birthday.
Josh, who cares about the day I was born, how is this post going to help my obtain my goal. After reading that sentence, you finally get it. You can't hit your goals if you don't write them down. When I say write your goals down, I'm not referring to saving them in your phone. Actually write them down on a piece of paper and stick it somewhere where you can see it. I know we live in the digital age and it's easier for us to save our goals on our phones. The only problem with saving our goals on our phones is that we never look at them after we save them. The point of today's topic is to teach the importance of getting things out of your "head" and on paper. This topic isn't only referring to writing your goals down on paper, as you will now learn.
The real reason I decided to talk about this topic today is because of the book I am currently writing. When I wrote my first book I never wrote any of my ideas down, I wrote from the top of my head. Writing the book that way was hard because I had no clue where the book was heading. I had a general idea of the ending of the book but that was it. I kept everything in my head and called upon that information when needed. It took me a while to finish the book and guess what happened. I lost most of my ideas for the book. I lost over half the book because I never wrote anything down. That's why with this book I have a character sheet and an outline written down. That doesn't sound important to many of you, but to me this saves me dozens of hours of work in the long run.
So Josh, you've explained why it's important to have your goals written on paper and how you have applied this topic to your life. Is that all there is to this topic? Nope, there is one more scenario I want to bring up. Write down the tasks you have to do today, tomorrow, the day after, the week after and so on. Writing down your tasks will increase the odds of you completing them. These tasks are the stops in you road trip to success aka achieving your goals. If you don't write them down and check them off when you complete them, then how will you know if you are close to achieving your goals.
That's it for this post, no plug or links just start writing it down.