Did you know that writing down your goals is so important that if you don’t, you probably won’t achieve them? You know goal setting is important to your real estate career, so follow through and write them down, or your career may just end up being dead in the water.
So why isn’t just having them in your head good enough? There are a few reasons. First, writing them down makes you clarify what they are. Think of it like a road map. If you were going on a trip and you weren’t sure where you were going, wouldn’t you use a map? Of course you would. Think of your written goals as a map that will make you choose a specific destination and path to get there.
Next, writing them will motivate you to take active steps to achieve them. In written form they are in a place where you can regularly review them. Seeing that path, and the steps on it that you’ve crossed off will motivate you to keep going. This is especially true when you find yourself not seeing progress towards the overall goal. Seeing what you’ve done will show you just how far you’ve come. Make sure to reward yourself at times for a job well done!
Having them written down will help you overcome negativity and resistance. There are always those who will say you can’t do it. By having a written list of what you want to achieve and the proof that you are on your way to achieving it will quiet down those negative nellies, and sharpen your focus on what you want to achieve in the process.
Another way that writing down your goals is a good idea is because as it keeps you focused on what you need to do, it will also help you filter out things that are a distraction. As you become successful you will get new offers and opportunities. If they don’t fit in your current goal track, you can bookmark them for later, or turn them down. Keeping focus is important in your success.
So, write your goals down!