“When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.” – Michael Leboeuf
There is something special that happens when you write something down. It is as if when you put pen to paper and write down your dreams and aspirations, that a signal sends out into the universe to start aligning for the magic to happen.
This might sound a little hooky, but I can’t tell you how many times I have written down what I wanted and in a short period of time it arrived. Putting your thoughts on paper, alerts the part of your brain known as the reticular activating system.
This amazing system is what allows urgent stuff, like your baby crying in the middle of the night go to the active part of your brain (consciousness) and non-urgent stuff, like the everyday noises at night to your subconscious. It allows you to tune into what is useful and basically ignore what is not.
You can think of our reticular activating system as a filter system for the brain. Here is where it gets yummy… when you write things down, it alerts your RAS and your natural built in filtering system starts to make things happen.
Just to bring a little more clarity around how your RAS works I have an example that I am sure you have experienced… Have you ever bought a car and then after you buy it, you notice your same car everywhere you do? The thing is, they were there all along, you just weren’t paying attention to them.
Putting your business ideas, goals and intentions on paper is no different than buying that new car. It alerts your natural filter system that this is what you want and automatically hones into certain things in your surroundings that will help you get it. By writing your dreams and aspirations down on paper, it literally tells your RAS… HEY DON’T MISS THIS!
Our brain is designed to make it happen once we have clarity and write down what we want! The RAS goes into full swing and starts alerting you to anything that is going to help you move forward towards reaching your goals.
The Launch It Girl Life + Biz Day Planner is an amazing tool that helps you write it down. Each week it prompts you to write out your goals, your intentions, accomplishment and to top it off your appointments too. To be honest, I would create a new day planner every year just for myself because it is that instrumental in my daily, weekly, monthly and yearly success!
I know I created it… so of course I love it, but I can honestly say that I have gotten clients simply because I wrote down on Monday morning I was going to get 2 new clients this week and sure as heck… I got 2 new clients that week.
To writing things down and making them happen!
What have you written down and made happen? Share below!