Write it down. Write things down. If you want to accomplish something write it down. It’s simple, overlooked. I didn’t really think writing your goals down would have much of an impact, or really do much more than thinking about what I want to accomplish. Since I wrote my post last week about being consistent and what type of person I want to be every day, what things I want to accomplish. I have come much closer to accomplishing them. I have been much more consistent. Right now I am doing what I said I wanted to do. Pumping out content on my lunch break. I don’t know exactly what the difference is. I guess once it’s written down, it’s more real. I feel like I have to be accountable to it. Now I”m not saying that once I wrote all of that stuff down, the heavens opened light fell upon me and everything I’ve been doing since has been blessed. No, it’s not like that. I just feel like I’m doing what I said I should do. That alone is a good feeling.
Recently I feel more in control of my destiny. I’ve taken things a step further. I am currently writing a life goal list. Not a traditional bucket list. It has a list of 10 categories and a list of 10 goals for each. I’ve been filling it out and man is it tough. It’s where the rubber meets the road. How do you do it? It sounds simple. Maybe it is for some, but for me it is a bit of an ordeal. Do you put down what’s practical. What you know you can do? Or do you put down what is out of reach? Do you put down the thing that you have no idea how to accomplish? What road do you take. I’ve struggled with that part. Do I want to be 80 and look at the list and think, “Man I couldn’t accomplish that.” Or do I want to look at the list and say, “I accomplished everything, but there were things that I really wanted that I didn’t put down here.” Should I be passive or aggressive? There is no right or wrong way either. Someone can’t tell me what I should, and shouldn’t put down on the sheet. It’s a conversation, a dialogue within myself. With each item I put down on the sheet I ask myself, “What type of man do I want to be? The one that reaches for the stars. Or the one that keeps his feet planted?”