Why Write Down Your Goals? With David Avocado Wolfe
20 years ago I got inspired by Jim Rohn to keep a personal journal.
I’ve been doing that all these years since then.
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Actually, I’ve kept journals since I was in 5th grade, since I was 10 years old. So these 30 years of keeping journals, especially really intensely over the last 20, have really taught me something about writing things down and the importance of writing things down.
The first thing that it’s taught me is that when you spell something out, you actually cast a spell, and that there is something magical about the written word.
We are so fortunate that we are actually literate. That we can read. That we can write. We are maybe 5th generation in our lineage, yet maybe only 1st generation that’s literate. Before that, all our ancestors were illiterate. They didn’t have the magical power we have of reading and writing.
And a person who cannot read is no better off than a person who does not read. A person who does not read is no better off than a person who cannot read. Keep that in mind and the same truth in writing.
So if I want something to happen, I write it down.
I have also been setting goals for over 20 years and I’ve been writing my goals down in my journal, my personal journal. And I’ve been amazed over the years by how many of those dreams come true.
How many of those ideas actually come to pass and I really believe that what underlies the Universe is not mathematical equations, is not the ellipses of orbitals of planets or anything like that, actually what underlies the Universe, what is the fabric of the Universe, is Story. And in the detail of a story, you’re going to find that it’s written down, that it’s actually something you read.