Five Benefits Of Daily Goal Journalling

Last Update: April 06, 2014

Daily goal journalling is a valuable tool I discovered a short time ago, I have been using it to my advantage to cultivate my personal strength's and excel more in all areas of my life. Goal's are very important.

Goal journalling has become such a valuable tool in my personal development journey and has reaped so many benefits in my life so far, I just felt I had to share some information on it with you again today.

Lately I noticed a lot of goal talk within the community that lead's me to percieve a lot of people are really not taking goal setting seriously, I can tell by the word's used in sharing their goal's word's like, try to, I hope I can, maybe if I can make enough to pay my bill's I'd be happy with that, and that's just to mention a few. To me that is only wishing for something or claiming an entitlement to it, but it certainly is not goal setting.

Now before you go thinking, who does this guy think he is coming off with an attitude of holier than thou? My answer is, You, I'm you. I have been in your shoes you see. I speak from personal experience. I know what I'm talking about when it comes to goal's and I want to share these few tips with you, my only intention in sharing this information with you is that I know if you put these tips to work, you will reap many benefit's and it won't take long to see positive results. Moving on to the five benefits of daily goal journalling.

  1. Fresh idea's springing up in my thinking process related to my goal is the first benefit I became aware of when I began goal journalling. I have since discovered that this happens to everyone who immerse's themselves into achieving a goal and keep's a daily journal of it.
  2. An action oriented mindset is the second benefit of daily goal journalling I began to notice, I became more consciously aware of the action steps I needed to take daily and I felt more confident in carrying them out, because of this a lot of guess work can be eliminated from the equation.
  3. Focus is the third benefit of daily goal journalling , I gradually became less of a slave to mind wandering and procrastination and am now focused on accomplishing the daily task's that will advance my goal some each day. Focus can be learned.
  4. Accountability is the fourth benefit. People without written goals leave themselves victim to all sort's of interruptions from outsides forces and time wasters. Not so for individual's with well defined goals, and an active goal journal, if we are first accountable to ourself we will be of much greater service to others.
  5. Self discipline is the fifth benefit of goal journalling, it is the cement that holds all the rest of your foundation in place, without it we are blown about by every wind. Self discipline will enable you to spot the priorities you need to be focused on now and will enable you to create your own road map to success.

A worth goal if taken seriously and with the correct tools applied, has the ability to take on a life of its own and will introduce you to undeveloped potentialities within yourself that you may not have known existed. It all begins with you. Best wishes to your every success.I welcome any comment's.

Sincerely Mike

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mdvs42 Premium
Hi Very good article,
I think we all struggle with these issues and have to find what works for each individual.
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MLundrigan Premium
Hello Mr. Davis thank you for taking a moment to comment on my blog.
You are absolutely right we do each have to find our own individual way in which to ply our talent / passion. First thing on the agenda is knowing what you want, once you know that you are out the gate.

The struggle as you refer to it, I call the journey/adventure, the cultivating ground's of success,one of the best way's to gain valuable experience and leverage is through productive relationship's, the fact that success is never a solo act, open's up countless opportunity to build lucrative on line relationships. The correct mind set is of paramount importance and you are right, it has to be of an individual flavour. Thank's again.
Sincerly Mike
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MLundrigan Premium
H Taylor. Thanks for the comment. I listened to heart of glass. on your web site. A blast from the past for me, love blondie. Thanks.
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TJ7774 Premium
I like that idea. I have just started doing this full time (today was the first day, but most of it was spent doing errands and catching up on house cleaning.) I should really start doing something like that, as I have a lot to accomplish in the coming months.
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Yolette Premium
Thank you.
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You are welcome Yolette.
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jespinola Premium
Interwsting blog. Thanks for sharing. :)
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MLundrigan Premium
Thanks Jorge. All the best.
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jespinola Premium
Most welcome. :)
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gregarious1 Premium
Thank you for telling us about this. It's very helpful and I will take heed.
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MLundrigan Premium
Glad to hear it was helpful Gregory.
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webBIZ44 Premium
Awesome insights! I've kinda started this with just a simple "To Do" list however I think if I "journal it" like you say I'd be able to capture more of the great ideas that pop into my head!
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MLundrigan Premium
Thank you Joe. Please.Let me know if it helps at all.
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Rosie021 Premium
Great blog. Very true.
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MLundrigan Premium
Thank you Rosie. All the best.
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Scorpio15 Premium
Very true words!Great post!
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MLundrigan Premium
Thank you Scorpio.
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TravelHacker Premium
Well said, Mike! You've definitely touched upon a great point with mention of people's 'goals' in the form of 'maybe, hope to, if I can'... The way to go about goal writing is 'I will' or even better yet, 'I have already accomplished / made x amt of money, etc' ...
Thank you for sharing!
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MLundrigan Premium
Thanks for your comments Stephanie. Best wishes to your success.
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Stonefox Premium
Excellent post. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
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MLundrigan Premium
Your welcome my friend, glad you liked it.
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SowAndReap Premium
Thanks for sharing, great article. I think I will start a daily journal.
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MLundrigan Premium
Thank you Evelyn. Go ahead and try it, please let me know if it helps you any.
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KatieMac Premium
enjoyed your article and yes I can have days were I am off the beaten track have my daily journal to keep me on track, thanks for the reminder
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MLundrigan Premium
You are welcome Katie. Thanks for comment.
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Bill67 Premium
I am supposed to plan my day in the first 30 min upon awaking---have slipped away from that ---thanks for the bump to get me back in line.
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MLundrigan Premium
Your'e welcome Bill, thanks for stopping by.
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lindiwe1972 Premium
Very well written article! thank you.
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MLundrigan Premium
lindiwe1972 I love your profile photo it is very enticing. Thanks for the nice comment.
Sincerely Mike
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GatorGal747 Premium
Force to be reckoned with.....I like that a lot, Mike....good tips to follow, as always. Thanks for sharing one more method to become more organized...and more successful.

How's everything with you? Been busy and haven't been around too much, but will carve out some ME time later in the week. Hoping everything is going as you want them to!

Suz
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MLundrigan Premium
Hi Suz
Thank you for dropping by, you always have such positive thing's to say. Everything is as it should be at this time thank you for asking.
My best wishes to your every success.
Sincerely Mike
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GatorGal747 Premium
You have such a great smile, Mike.....I always like to drop by and see it...REALLY! Keep smilin' and pluggin' along........
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masirois Premium
It's really good to keep ideas flowing, even if you don't post every day, you should write something every day. After all, not everything turns into a great idea / post for your site, so the material you have, the more "picky" you get to be about what to publish.
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MLundrigan Premium
Thanks for your reply Masirois.
The important thing is to develop your own style and make it work for you I agree, like you say "even if you don't post every day write every day,". When I journal daily it keeps me immersed in my goal, and oh the benefits that are a residual spin off so far are incredible. Cheers.
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MLundrigan Premium
Thank you for taking the time to reply. I really appreciate it.
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rrphill Premium
Very true but sometimes difficult to accomplish. I know I try to do that but I am easily distracted.
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MLundrigan Premium
I suppose that may be happening because, as you say, you try instead of do. Success requires commitment and self-discipline on a daily basis. Thank you for commenting rrphill.
Sincerely Mike
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Funmine Premium
Good post, Mike! Goals are meant to be acted upon. Thanks for that reminder.
Ade
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MLundrigan Premium
Hello Ade, thanks for taking the time to respond. You know what I'm saying.
Sincerely Mike
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DNTL Premium
That's a great idea! Key point here being daily, I have goals in my head, I'm trying to set them up on paper + now, make it a habit everyday. Thanks!
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MLundrigan Premium
Hello DNTL
I have a three ring binder right at my work station loaded with lot's of fresh paper and lots of pens, that way I am able to keep it in one place and not be running around looking for it, besides that I take a clip board of writing paper in my car in case I run into delay's throughout the day, if I do, I have time to think and of course that's when I get my idea's for marketing content, then at the end of the day I take my paper note's from the clipboard and insert them in my binder at my work station, it has become such a daily ritual that it is mostly on auto pilot now. Thanks again for your reply, I really appreciate you taking the time.
Sincerely Mike
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DNTL Premium
And I thought I was organized, lol! That's a great way to work and like you say it becomes completely natural after a while. I'll have to find my ''ritual''. :)
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Starcreator Premium
Good advice. Sometimes, it gets hard to figure out which direction to follow. We should start out with a goal and picture of what we would like to see happen in the future.
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MLundrigan Premium
Very true Starcreator, however without the hard time's we wouldn't gain any worthwhile experience that will be leverage to use in future endeavour's. Thank you kindly for taking the time to reply.
Sincerely Mike
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kevinmj Premium
This is awesome advice. Thank you for sharing! :)
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MLundrigan Premium
Hi Kevin, it is great to be acquainted with a fellow fan of the late great Mr. Jim Rohn. Last year I purchased his Art Of Exceptional Living series, it was the best single investment I have made in myself within the last 20 years. Investing in the education I am receiving here at Wealthy Affiliate is an result of applying the education I received from Mr Rohn's training. Thank's again for your reply and my very best wishes to your success.
Sincerely Mike
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Jen090 Premium
Yes, writing a journal isn't just for students who go to school, it's should be practiced by everyone.
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MLundrigan Premium
Hi Jen thank you for taking the time to reply.
You are so right. If you don't know where you are going it doesn't matter what road you are on, but if you set out with a well defined goal, well then you can draw your own map. Cheers Mike
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Trialynn Premium
I would have to agree! Now all of us need to absorb and apply!
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MLundrigan Premium
Trialynn thank you for your reply. You are right Action is the key word.
Sincerely Mike
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