Write stuff down, look at it once in awhile, use it to remind yourself what you are doing and why. Trust me, it’s helpful.
Let’s start at the beginning.
I’m a HUGE proponent of having goals and thinking into the future. Ask my friends and family. Anyone comes to me wondering what to do about a situation my 1st question is always “What do you WANT?” Then you work backwards from there to figure out what to do now.
So why should things get written down? Because it gives you a firm look at your state of mind when you chose the path you’re taking.
Why is this important?
Because at some point you’ll be wondering what you’re doing, you’ll question whether the effort is worth some abstract thought (that goal). Or you’ll start questioning your program/method/path, thinking maybe you should change course to get to that goal.
Having things written down creates a stamp on that point in time which allows you to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. To look at things from that perspective along with the new gained outlook you have, giving you a better position to make a decision as to how to move forward. Whether that means abandoning the goal, the current path to that goal, or staying the course you have two separate view points to look from.
All too often we get caught up in the now and forget about the REAL when.
Remembering the real “when” is important. I’m going to suggest actually writing it down. Yes with pen and paper, not on a blog proclaiming to the “world” what we are doing. The reality is that the internet allows most of us to falsely proclaim something lofty without any real accountability. I’m guilty of it, on more then a few occasions.
But writing it down, seeing your handwriting and remembering how you felt when you wrote that little nugget of information can do wonders for your resolve.
So write it down and the thought process that brings you to why you’re choosing how you’ll get there. You’ll thank yourself you did.