The Simple Trick to Transform your Desires and Goals into Reality: Write Them Down.
I have always been a dreamer. But most of my dreams didn’t convert to reality until I started writing them down.
I remember the day my friend and I were having a conversation over coffee about my long due wish list. I told him that I have a big list of things to do in this lifetime which I was unable to pursue because of my demanding lifestyle and lack of time management. In the blink of an eye, my friend came up with a trick to fuel my yearnings. He told me to write down my top 25 wishes or goals on a piece of paper without thinking about their execution plan. He had a view that the written desires and goals trigger our brains in such a way that we get the power to transform our dreams into realities. I blindly followed my friend's advice, and scribbled down all my longings, desires and goals. I took a few minutes to pen down my wish list, and in return, just-in a couple of months, I could see a few of them started turning into reality.
There is power in writing down our desires and goals. When we write things down, we are activating both parts of our brain, the imaginative right hemisphere, and the logic-based left hemisphere.
Desires and Goals help us become better versions of ourselves. But most of us never get into the habit of writing down our wishes and goals.
It works because as humans, we process visuals 60,000 times faster than having to imagine things according to a study by the 3M Company. Writing down your desires and goals means that you can visually see them. It is an essential point because when we see something, it affects how we act. We are more likely to be productive if we can see what we have to do, instead of just thinking about it.
Dreams and goals do eventually come true for those who put them down on paper, but the keyword is eventually. Yes, it doesn't happen suddenly, but it happens, gradually, subtly, and assuredly. There's no doubt about it – when you write down your goals, you create the provisions that allow for progress to be made. There is research to back this.
A study done by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, shows those who write down their goals and dreams regularly achieve their desires at a significantly higher level than those who do not. She states that you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, only by writing them down regularly.