One of the benefits I have found from working with a coach is forming good habits. And one of the most helpful habits I encourage my clients to develop involves the use of a pen and paper. And here are the instructions:
PUT THE PEN ON THE PAPER AND WRITE ABOUT YOUR GOALS.
Try it and watch what happens. I could end here. No charge.
WRITE ABOUT YOUR GOALS
But rather than end, I’ll add a few bullet points to make it more valuable.
- Write about your goals in the present tense, as if you’ve already accomplished them.(You may be thinking “wouldn’t that be past tense?” Perhaps, but it doesn’t matter; just as long as it’s not future tense)
- If you have no idea how you could possibly achieve or acquire that thing you want, pretend you do and write about it, in the present tense.
- If you want to move forward, yet you’re feeling stuck…write about how you became unstuck.
- If there are things in your life that are not going the way you want, write about the way you’d prefer they were going, in the present tense.
- If there are people in your life that are driving you crazy, write about them making you happy, right now.
- If you don’t have enough money, write about having plenty of money today.
- If you have physical pain, write about how healthy you feel.
- If you are not happy with your weight or physical appearance, write about looking and feeling healthy and fit today.
- If you are disorganized, write about being organized.
- If your house is a mess, write about your house being neat and clean.
- If your business is slow, write about all your new clients and connections.
- If you feel lonely and alone, write about all your new friends and loving relationships.
- If you’re feeling tired, write about the incredible energy and stamina you are experiencing.
- In other words, MAKE STUFF UP!
Make it big and beautiful and exciting and even ridiculous. No one is going to see it except you, and your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie, so have fun with this.
In another post, I’ll talk about how and why this type of writing makes a big difference when it comes to achieving goals. But for today, how about giving it a try? Do you already do this? How often do you write? What benefits do you find?
Addendum: My personal preference, for myself and my clients is pen to paper, but if you prefer typing, go for it! And if you’re looking for something different, you can even journal on line and receive some great feedback.