The power of putting pen to paper
There’s so much power in putting pen to paper. According to a study done by Dr Gail Matthews on strategies for achieving goals, those who write down their dreams and goals on a regular basis are 42 percent
more likely to achieve them than those who don’t. And if you share those goals with someone in your life, the likelihood of you achieving those dreams and goals increases again.
The reason why writing down your dreams can have such an amazing effect is because when you write them down, you acknowledge their importance and they become real. They go from being just a thought—a wish or hope—to a physical manifestation on paper. Yes, you could get the words down faster by typing, but the pen is so much more powerful. Not only does writing encourage you to slow down and think more deeply, it is also a truly personal act. And what could be more personal than your own dreams and goals?
Another benefit of taking dreams out of our hearts and heads and committing them to paper is that when we do that, we subconsciously (and consciously) start to take actions to make those dreams
come true. It’s almost like some sort of magic starts happening, although research says that there is a sound scientific reason. According to a 2004 study published in the Psychology Science journal, the physical act of handwriting helps with memory, conceptual understanding, and application.
When you write down your dreams, you acknowledge their importance and they become real.
Excerpt taken from Your Dream Life Starts Here by Kristina Karlsson. Available at Kikki.K stores and online at www.kikki-k.com for $39.90.