Seeing my accountant today was a great reminder of how important it is to keep track of your goals on paper. I doubt this the first time you have heard this. My mother talks about list making when we speak especially if my tone is far from blissful. One of the best reasons I can think of doing this is because it is actually fun.
Writing down a list of everything that you could possibly imagine that would bring you great joy, peace, and clarity, while describing it in great detail helps to keep you focused.
Children have such a wonderful imagination. As we grow up, we are taught to push aside our imagination to deal with “real life.” The truth is we create our lives based on how we think and feel about it. Our imagination is where our greatest ideas exist. I’ve always been in complete amazement when I have found old lists and seen how many of the goals I have achieved.
There is great power in writing things down. I believe it to be even more powerful than just speaking your dreams alone.
The second list that I write once my list of dreams and goals are complete is everything that I am thankful for. What I love most about this list is that it keeps me in a place of appreciation for what is in my life now, and what I have already achieved. It is always the perfect balance of bringing you back to the present with gratitude after deciding your dreams.
Here is an example of how you may like to begin:
What I choose to bring into my life is…
I am extremely blessed and grateful for…
If you keep a journal or do Morning Pages, which I talk about in Tapping Into Creativity, add these lists to your writing. Doing this weekly brings focus and most importantly develops more and more gratitude.
This simple exercise is truly magical!
(Image by D Sharon Pruitt)