Writing is everything when it comes to accomplishing your goals and living out your dreams. The idea of speaking things into existence is a great mindset and a great first step but until you write down these ideas, they will only live in your head. Inside your head everything will make sense and to some, the ideas living in their head is enough satisfaction. If you don't transfer the mental thought into a physical reality on paper then your ideas will lose priority in your mind the moment real life situations occur. For example, you can have a great idea to start a business and have everything mapped out in your mind then as soon as a tragedy happens or a detour happens, your focus will shift to the immediate moment.
This is completely normal, however once you get stuck in the moment, you tend to lose the same drive you had with your goals of the past. Writing is not only a timestamp but also a way to harness the emotions and passions of your goals. When you go back to your writing after handling life's spontaneous moments you will be met with a certain level of self discipline. Your writing is a way to keep you on track when you lose focus. It is almost like time traveling where the old you is motivating the current you to continue to push to make your goals a reality.
Every single move that I make business wise or creation wise has been mapped out on paper first. Not typed on the computer, but written with my own hand writing on paper. On paper I map out every single scenario whether it is good or bad with my goals. When I write down my goals, I first start off with the goal. For example, before I started my business Family Dreams Fitness, I would write down scenarios of what I would say to get a client. I would write down a script to follow when responding to emails. I would write down all of my hypothetical prices for training sessions. I lived out my goals and dreams on paper first and prayed for it all to happen. Nobody knows exactly what will happen in their future but writing down your goals helps steer you in the right direction towards your purpose.
In my personal I opinion I believe writing connects us to our higher self or higher power. When you write on paper the connection between your mind and the paper holds significant power. When you isolate yourself in your own thoughts, the reflection that presents itself on the paper is ultimately your communication with your highest self.
Have you ever zoned out while journaling then when you go back to read everything you wrote, it makes perfect sense? I feel like that is God taking the wheel. With both of my books this happened. I would start off writing for 10-20 minutes, then next thing you know hours have passed by and I have 20+ pages of self reflective writing that gives me chills. This is how I came up with the title to my first book BWPE: A Conversation With Yourself. Writing is form of communication with yourself.
Write down your goals, be patient and watch how your life falls into place when the time is right...