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After reading the heading, you were probably already thinking that the writer of this article obviously has no idea what he is talking about when he can’t even use the right words in the heading. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. The utilisation of the word write is there to emphasise how critical it is that the use of pen and paper in the art of writing is so crucial to your long-term success.

There are many aspects to writing and the art surrounding it that are beneficial to your future. But I primarily want to focus on just the two avenues surrounding the making and keeping of updated lists and the logging of progress and accountability tracking.

Firstly, it’s absolutely imperative if you want to succeed in any avenue of life to ensure that what you want to accomplish is written down on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. It is the habit of doing so that will keep you focused on what needs to be done, what should be done and most importantly keep you aligned and prioritised to the most important things that attract your attention.

Even the basics of a to-do list are absolutely essential in ensuring the effective allocation of your precious time to each task in accordance with its level of importance.

The best part about writing the list is that you need to see it as a contract with yourself. The moment you write things down you have to agree that they will be done. Taking action in accordance with this list and the agreement you have made with yourself is the first step to ensuring your happiness and long-term success.

writingSecondly, I firmly believe that translating your thoughts into a tangible form is another very useful habit on the path to success. Not only does this form of writing and logging your thoughts in a journal of sorts give you a perspective of what you want, where you are at, things you need to do but it also allows you to understand what doesn’t need to be done, what shouldn’t be repeated and maintains you to have a greater focus and alignment with your overall goals.

The left brain is distracted by the task of writing which enables the innovative right brain to express a more creative and out-of-the-box type thinking. Often it is this innovative and creative thought process that enables the best ideas necessary to navigate a clear path to your goals.

Often it is a simple art of journaling that leads you to the most effective way of solving problems. It is also a task that requires practice to find perspective in the solutions you are needing to discover. Unfortunately there is no simple way to come up with practical solutions to alleviate failures, develop improvements, ensuring success and the generation of new ideas but with the slightest amount of practice, the skill of journaling will be a great way to facilitate this new chosen path to success.

Although there is much more to writing and the guaranteeing of your long-term success, it is distinctly a start that everyone should embrace and enable appropriate time to further develop their skill and ensure that this becomes a habit on the path to your own success.