Closing Out the Year Right...

For me, whenever I hear about something that I “should” be doing, I always need to know the reason “why” I should be doing that thing. So, when I heard you “should” write down your goals, I did my own research to determine whether I should adopt this practice or not. One of the articles I read at the time was 5 Reasons Why Writing Down Goals Increases The Odds Of Achieving Them. Reading it jump started my habit of writing down and setting goals. The other day, I was looking at some goals that I wrote down a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised to see that I had accomplished many of them. Although some had changed, the ones that were most important to me generally remained the same. And I could see how I’d moved much closer to them today. Writing down my goals is something that I do on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Doing this has helped me to achieve more of my goals than when I used to just vaguely think about them and move on. Since I began doing this a few years ago, I've seen my goals achievement rate consistently increase.

September is right around the corner, and this is a great time to sit down and spell out (or revise) year-end goals. Though we’re not yet in the last quarter, we will be soon. And for many, these last few months are accompanied by school costs, along with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas expenses. By planning ahead for these expenses, and writing down financial and personal goals now, you can close out this year feeling much more confident and in control of your money. The article 5 Reasons Why Writing Down Goals Increases The Odds Of Achieving Them lays out some powerful reasons for why writing down (and setting) goals is critical to our success.