Write it Down, Make it Happen: Knowing what You Want-- and Getting It!

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Scribner, Jan 1, 2000 - Self-Help - 250 pages
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Too often, people drift through life with a vague sense of uneasiness, living in the antechamber, longing to find some adventure or purpose in life, envious of those whose lives seem exciting. In Write It Down, Make It Happen, Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D., shows you how to write your own lifescript. Simply writing down your goals in life is the first step toward achieving them.

The "writing it down" part is not about time management; it's not a "to-do today" list that will make you feel guilty if you don't get every single thing done. Rather, writing it down is about clearing your head, identifying what you want, and setting your intent. You can "make it happen" purely by believing in the possibility.

There is no "right way" to write a goal down -- a single line jotted on a scrap of paper is as valuable as a full-blown description of the goal that goes on for several pages. Once you state your goals in writing, the rest of the world can cooperate with your ambition -- from grand career goals and major moves to having a better relationship with a teenage son, or simply waking up in the morning happy.

In Write It Down, Make It Happen, you will read stories from ordinary people who witnessed miracles large and small unfold in their lives after they performed the basic act of putting their goals on paper. Dr. Klauser also includes practical exercises and tips on how you can use writing to understand what you want and become a proactive force in your own destiny.

Too often, people drift through life with a vague sense of uneasiness, living in the antechamber, longing to find some adventure or purpose in life, envious of those whose lives seem exciting. In Write It Down, Make It Happen, Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D., shows you how to write your own lifescript. Simply writing down your goals in life is the first step toward achieving them.

The "writing it down" part is not about time management; it's not a "to-do today" list that will make you feel guilty if you don't get every single thing done. Rather, writing it down is about clearing your head, identifying what you want, and setting your intent. You can "make it happen" purely by believing in the possibility.

There is no "right way" to write a goal down -- a single line jotted on a scrap of paper is as valuable as a full-blown description of the goal that goes on for several pages. Once you state your goals in writing, the rest of the world can cooperate with your ambition -- from grand career goals and major moves to having a better relationship with a teenage son, or simply waking up in the morning happy.

In Write It Down, Make It Happen, you will read stories from ordinary people who witnessed miracles large and small unfold in their lives after they performed the basic act of putting their goals on paper. Dr. Klauser also includes practical exercises and tips on how you can use writing to understand what you want and become a proactive force in your own destiny.

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Interesting as a writing prompt or writing exercise. - Goodreads
Also writing things down feed your subconscious. - Goodreads
A good self-help book that was fun and easy to read. - Goodreads
Some good advice on getting started. - Goodreads
Some simple visualization techniques. - Goodreads
a lot of good tips in this book - Goodreads

Review: Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It

User Review  - Lina - Goodreads

Good advice, useful tips, even if you don't magically get what you want, at least you get to know EXACTLY what you want. Read full review

Review: Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It

User Review  - Lisa Shultz - Goodreads

Loved this book! I read a chapter a day until I finished it and I found it easy to read and very inspiring. Great stories to match the principles and suggestions. I will keep this on my book shelf and review periodically and recommend to friends. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
Write It Down Make It Happen
29
Setting Goals
39
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D., is the author of the popular books Writing on Both Sides of the Brain and Put Your Heart on Paper. As president of Writing Resources, Dr. Klauser gives presentations and leads work-shops on topics of goal setting, writing, and relationship building for national associations, government agencies, and universities, as well as several Fortune 500 companies. She is the mother of four children and lives in Edmonds, Washington.

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