Reason 1, thinking about your goals enough to write them out causes you to consider where you want to go in life. If you do not make those decisions, life will decide for you. Stay in charge of your life.
Reason 2, when you write your goals, a part of you starts the process of believing and accepting the goals you set for yourself.
Reason 3, with goals, you can plan the details to reach your goals. Without a destination, how do you know what path to take? Remember an airline pilot would never take off without filing a plan. You should not either. You are the pilot of your life. Take the controls.
Reason 4, when you are working toward the future to your destination, planning the steps you need, you will be better able to skip the steps you don't need. This will shorten your path to your goal!
Reason 5, when you can see the path to your goal, you lesson the risk of failure and increase your opportunity for success. The saying "You make your own success" is absolutely true. Go make it!
Reason 6, when you know where you are headed, you can see opportunities you might not have considered to advance you more quickly to your goal. Whether a strategic alliance or an opportunity comes up, if you don't know where you are going, you will miss these opportunities because you will not recognize them for what they are.
Reason 7, finally, without goals, how will you know if you have arrived? Why not choose to arrive in style?