How 8 Simple Journaling Tips will Help with Achieving your Goals

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Journaling can help you achieve your goals because it will force you to think about them. It will also help to consider the why and how and dive deeper into the goal so that you can examine all sides of it. By doing this you will have a greater chance of reaching your goals and that’s exactly why you are here, right?

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Before we begin, first of all, what is a journal?

A journal is a written record of your thoughts, experiences, and observations

Secondly, what is a goal?

goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envision, plan and commit to achieving.[1] People endeavour to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.

In this post, we are going to look at some of the many ways a journal will help you reach your goals. Whatever they may be!

Journaling can help you reach your goals

Journaling forces you to write down your goals.

When you start a journal, it basically is a way for you to document your goals.  Whether you write them down on paper or use technology to get it all down; it doesn’t matter.  Once they’re written, they are ready to tackle. 

A journal will make you consider why and how?

As you write into your journal, you’ll be forced to consider the why and how of your goal.  This is especially true if you write down a goal and focus on it in your journal. You can do this by breaking each goal into smaller actionable goals.

It enables you to examine the opportunities and threats. 

When you are focused on goal making with your journal, you’ll also explore opportunities and threats coming your way due to your goals. An example of an opportunity could be a way to speed up a goal, maybe a job offer. A threat could be a lack of employment or knowledge. Journaling will help you to avoid those roadblocks in advance.

journaling makes you develop steps for success

Journaling makes you develop steps for success based on your goals.

When you see your goals written down, it’s easier to notice and pull out any steps you have previously developed in your journal. You can then put them in your calendar for scheduling. This will help you accomplish your goals quickly.

It helps you improve goal setting and achievement.

Whenever you intentionally set a goal, define steps to achieve the goals, and perform them, you are setting yourself up for being able to improve your skills. It is so much easier to improve yourself when you have a plan that is broken down.

A journal will help provide accountability. 

Even if no one else is reading your journal, a private journal can help you become accountable to yourself. If you develop the habit of reading or writing in your journal each day, it’ll work great for helping you become more accountable.

journaling provides a permanent record

It provides a permanent record. 

Having a permanent record of the things you’ve done in your life, whether it’s personal or work, is a beautiful thing. Hardly anyone has a perfect memory, so you’ll maintain the lessons learned better with the record to look back at.

Journaling can be inspirational.

Depending on the journal, you might even be able to take the information inside and compile it into a real book for others to read to inspire them. You may also use the steps you’ve taken to reach your success and turn it into a course to inspire someone else.

In conclusion, journaling is an excellent way to work toward achieving all your goals. It will even help you make better goals because the process of entering them in your journal will cause you to see them in a more logical way that is more useful.

If you would like some help with developing a journaling routine you can check out this post.

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