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Why Writing Lists is Still Relevant and Important

If you are stressed out and feeling overwhelmed in your life, your business or both, it’s likely that one key element is missing. It’s a method that some consider old-school, but it’s extremely important: list-writing.

Most of us understand the usefulness of lists under certain circumstances. We never go to the grocery store without a list. Unfortunately, we often neglect to use lists in the most important areas of our lives. Lists help to keep our lives in order. Lists are point-driven and results-oriented tools that can help you produce the life you desire.

Renowned educator and scientist David Starr Jordan said “The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” Get some clarity on your direction in business and in life by writing lists.

It is a fact that unless there is a system in your mind, your mind will not let go of what needs to be done. Consequently, you’ll feel constant pressure until you develop a system to handle your life’s ever-evolving to-do list.

Writing a list provides you with a system, which helps you to remove pressure and improve your performance in business, work and in life. Listing your life daily will bring about solutions and help you keep an orderly state of mind, so that creativity can abound. I live by lists! This practice is one of my greatest success tools. When you list your life, you lock yourself into a success system that works time and time again.

What can list-writing do for you?

I am convinced that my pen and paper empower me to progress and can do the same for you. Your lists will prevent you from forgetting life’s important things. They will stimulate more progress by helping you to keep a clear vision. They will create an easy way to organize yourself and get more of the right things done, and help you be more effective in coordinating daily activities.

Success expert and author of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill, said to “Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.”

What’s Written Is Real!

I ask people all the time – what do you really want? AND if you really want that, where is that written? Where are you encapsulating the thoughts of your heart? There’s a reason that one of my quotes that I get the most feedback about is “What is written is real.” Lists provide clarity and direction, pulling your hopes and dreams into your personal space. I am the author of my own biography and with years of practice I know that if I list it, it will come.

I don’t want you to just take my word for it. I offer a Journaling Secrets Course that has unlocked the power of the written word for thousands of students. Dr. Idachaba is a physician that took the course and it changed her business and her whole vision for her life. Listen to what she has to say: “As a result of taking the course, I can happily say I now have more clarity in my business, my niche and ideal client. Because of the clarity, I’ve started booking more speaking engagements and wrote my first book. I am now becoming a known name in the community! The journaling exercises helped me with being a more grateful person, being thankful for every success no matter how great or small. My thinking has expanded beyond what I can see to what I desire to see for my life. The journaling process is attracting my desires to me. The course taught me how to meditate and see with my minds eye so that my dreams can become my reality. Now, I record my thoughts and dreams avidly!”

Take Action

I challenge you to start creating lists today. Choose two or three lists from the ‘starter lists’ below and write down at least ten items for each one. Create a to-do list for tomorrow, and make a commitment to yourself and your future success to write that daily to-do list each night for the next week.

Starter Lists for Life

  1. Your goals for the next 30 days
  2. Your goals for the next year
  3. Your 5-year goals
  4. Tools you need to obtain to be more effective
  5. Your dream vacation spots
  6. People you want to meet
  7. 25 things you can do to make more money

President John F. Kennedy said this about the writing of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain during the Second World War: “In the dark days and darker nights when England stood alone — and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life — he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” I’m telling you – the written word is a powerful force!

Get a deeper understanding.

If you want to get a better understanding of how putting pen to paper can empower your life, you will definitely want to get involved in my 37 Journaling Secrets for Success Attraction Now and Later Course. In this program, I share how you can use the same systems I’ve used to start manifesting your dream life, attracting your ideal clients, reaching your money goals and getting major results in your business… using real life, real time manifestation techniques.

Sheryl was a Journaling Course student that was a little skeptical before she started. She said that by the end she was utterly AMAZED! Here’s what she had to say:
“This course is amazing! I can not believe that all these years I never thought to journal. I now know the importance of journalizing your day and how you can use this to see where your habits are, what your not doing, how you waste time and how you can plan your future just from keeping journals. When I first signed up for this course I was a little skeptical and now I am amazed. I have been going through a lot in my life and to see it on paper makes me proud to be who I am and how strong a person I am. I wish I started journalizing when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. If I had done this then I could be sharing my story with others who are going through the same thing and maybe inspire others as well. From this point on in my life I will be journalizing each and everyday. Since I started the course I have purchased 4 journals and 4 pens I love. I keep one by my bed, one in my purse, one at work and one in my home office. It surprises me how each journal is very different and how I am different when I write in each one. I can go back and focus on my past days of writing and see what I have done since then. Amazing Dr. Stacia and I truly and grateful for your sharing your journaling experiences and show us how we can win at life and business by journaling. Thank you again.”

I am totally commited to your complete success in business and in life. As a coach to thousands of people, I’ve learned over the years that many people have the desire to succeed, but lack the necessary information.
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  • andrewdushane October 2, 2014, 5:22 PM

    I accept the challenge! Great post.

  • Michelle Kirkland October 2, 2014, 11:15 PM

    blog post has got me moving and taking action in my cute little
    journal! I want to take the journaling course all over again! It’s such
    an eye opener! Great post!

  • Tamara October 3, 2014, 12:25 AM

    this is a great read! Some of the key points here are missing the hyper link(s) to track back to your programs and products.

  • Jamelle Sanders October 3, 2014, 10:50 AM

    Dr. Stacia this is awesome! I know firsthand the power of making lists and keeping a journal. It really works!

  • Trakelia October 6, 2014, 8:29 AM

    I’ve never journaled before however I am very excited to take the journaling course!

  • Colette N October 11, 2014, 6:16 PM

    I enjoyed the post. I agree, lists helps me to balance my family and work life. Thank you for the post.

  • Stephania Duncan March 21, 2016, 6:15 PM

    I am a living witness! Power of Spoken Word as well as written…
    From creating a Vision Board (plastured a wedding ring on it) married in that year. Started using my “desired salary” for my career as my Password to everything. Along, with writing the dollar figure on every thing. Even when I took notes in church! LOL

    Ps. My 17 year old (Grad 2k17) is joining me with creating our…7 Step-List
    Thanks, *5mth Newly Wed*

  • Kimetra June 6, 2016, 6:49 PM

    Just finish reading Im taking challenge right now.. Wow! Another level of understanding why lists are important.

  • Phyllis Lott March 9, 2018, 12:02 AM

    Greetings, You know what? I believe it, and I committ to start writing a list about the things I want to occur in my life. Thanks for making solutions simple and easy to apply.