The Power of Writing Down What You Want

writing down what you want

The Power of Writing Down What You Want

What do you really want? Maybe it’s to lose 20 pounds. Or maybe it’s to have a better relationship with your kids. No matter what you want, you can get your heart’s desire by simply doing one act: writing down what you want.

In their book, Thinking Anew, Gene Moynihan, a retired New York City police officer with a psychotherapy practice helping first responders deal with the dark side of their profession, and Dick Quis, a retired CPA who endured 16 surgeries including three tangles with cancer and a major heart attack, help readers to explore the most powerful and simple technique there is to change your life.

You start each day by getting out a piece of paper, and writing down what you want to happen. Here’s how it can help change your life.

It helps you to focus.

Writing down what your intentions are each day focuses your mind on what you want. The act of writing helps you achieve clarity and frees your mind to use your imagination.

It helps you to prioritize.

You decide what is important and you put away what is not. Your subconscious mind then goes to work and helps you achieve what you want for the entire rest of the day.

It helps trigger a response.

Your actions are triggered and guided by your decision to write down what is important.  You get the maximum power by being specific and even by setting a deadline.

Writing down what you want can be one of the biggest ways to make significant changes in your life. So put pen to paper, and write your way to a better life.

Readers, do you write down what you want? Do you find that it helps you get things done? Let us know in the comments!

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