Why Should You Write Your Goals Down? This is Why:

Jake Boucher
3 min readMar 31, 2018
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About a year ago, I started writing my goals down. Now it’s a habit that I plan on keeping for the rest of my life.

Looking back at the time before I even thought about writing my goals down, I was unproductive. Wildly unproductive. I didn’t know it yet though. I had no plan, I had really no idea what I was going to do with my life.

When you have no idea what you want to do with your life, it’s kind of hard to think of what goals you wish to accomplish, isn’t it? Fast forward to when I finally figured out what I want to do with my life, I started to write my goals down — daily, monthly, yearly, and even a few years out.

It makes your vision so much clearer.

Writing your goals down keeps you focused on the task at hand. Whatever that may be. Is your goal to buy your parents their dream home? Great! Put this in writing. This will definitely keep you on task. Working each day to get one step closer to accomplishing that goal.

Put it in writing

Writing your goals down is a lot more effective than if you don’t. Putting pen or pencil to paper helps you remember better — at least for me it does.

Write your goals on a piece of paper and carry them with you wherever you go. I wrote my yearly goals down on December…