To put our thoughts on paper is to bring them out of the confines of our minds to be fully composed, or perhaps put into action. It is the first step to declaring our wants, needs, questions, and ideas. To write our ideas down, or speak them aloud, gives them a whole new life and opportunity to grow. If you have goals for the future, write them down to make them more than fleeting thoughts in the car on the way to work. Writing down your thoughts or wants can also help you mentally prepare to ask for them in the future.
Language can also help you realize what you need to watch for. For example, words like “should” or “ought” are red flags. Should you do something because it’s what you want or because you think it’s what you’re supposed to do? If it’s the latter, then you need to course correct. Your goals should reflect what YOU want. Try this…make a list of the ten things you want most. It’s a surprisingly simple exercise to get focused on personal and professional goals.
Use the power of language to your advantage- write down your goals; this will help in creating the opportunity for achieving them. Be precise when you are asking for something, and say your ideas with conviction. I know someone who wrote down a goal to have a very busy, bustling business, but what she left out was that the business was to be prosperous. She was busy all of the time working seven days a week, but she didn’t have balance in their life or money in the bank!
What is it that you want?