The Power of Journaling
“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.”— Brian Tracy
Most of the time, my thoughts are all over the place. I think too much. I always want to do something but I do not know where to start. I don’t know what would be the next step moving forward.
The first-ever business book that I read is Now, Build a Great Business! by Brian Tracy.
One important lesson I learned from him that changed my life is to write my goals. After all, I want to be successful. And successful people write their goals in a clear and specific manner.
Clears My Mind and Helps Me Focus
When I’m in a situation that I don’t know what to do and my mind is in a chaotic state, I write my thoughts.
It gives me a sense of visualizing what I am thinking and recognizing the thoughts that are not important. With that, I can think with a clear mind and focus on major things that need to be done.
Sometimes, there are so many things that I need to get done. By writing each of my todos, I’m able to organize and prioritize my personal and work tasks.
Here is the most important part. Writing my goals. The way I write my goal is SMART. What is SMART you ask?
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Realistic
T – Timely
With this guide in mind, It is easier for me to visualize the endpoint of my goal and how and when I can achieve it.
My work is about problem solving. One of the key methods of my problem solving process is to write down the problem and analyze it.
Instead of solving it in my mind, it is very effective that I write down all the possible solutions. Making it more visually concrete helps me theorize and think of a better solution.
I know it feels awkward when you write something from your mind the first time. I’ve been there. But throughout the years, I’m getting used to it. It’s like talking to yourself and setting a plan for a good life.
Writing in a journal and writing goals changed my life. It’s helping me to know more about myself and things that I didn’t know I’m capable of. It is a habit that will improve your life for the better.
And That’s it!
Hey, thanks for reading. Do you write a diary or writing a journal just like me? What’s your routine in writing? I would love to know! Cheers. Stay safe!