The importance of writing down your goals is beyond making a commitment. There is magic in putting something in writing.
You are setting your intention which in turn creates energy and momentum.
You don’t have to know HOW you are going to achieve a goal when you write it down. It is amazing how the path reveals itself once you put it down on paper.
If you have a weight loss goal, write the number down on a sticky note and post it next to your computer or pin it to your sun visor in your car...somewhere you will see it multiple times a day and be reminded of where you want to be. Go one step further make a list of small goals leading to that big number and cross out each one as you hit the goal. It can be increments of 2 or 3 lbs. Oh the satisfaction of crossing out each one then drawing a big circle around that ultimate goal weight when you reach it!
Even on a smaller scale, at the end of each day write down a list of things you want to achieve the next day. It finishes one day with satisfaction and starts the next day off with purpose. Check off each one as you complete them. The focus and productivity toward each goal happens much more organically when you have put your intention down on paper.
Create the momentum.
Write it down.
Make it happen.