Then the Lord answered and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets..." (Habakkuk 2:2)
Throughout the Old and New Testaments God instructed His people to write down certain things so they could be a reminder to them and to others later. Habakkuk is the "Book of Questions." In this book of only three chapters, the prophet Habakkuk is perplexed and asks God a series of questions in Chapter 1. God answers him in Chapter 2. Habakkuk prays and thanks God in Chapter 3.
When God spoke to Habakkuk, He told him to "Write the vision. . . for the vision is yet for an appointed time, but it would surely come (Habakkuk 2:2-3).
There really is something special about writing down visions, dreams, goals, etc. The mind will understand and embrace what it sees. If you only think it in your mind, that's exactly where it will stay . . . in your mind. Once you write your goal down, it seems to take wings and the fulfilment of it is sure to happen under the right conditions at the appointed time. People and circumstances begin to gravitate toward you to help your vision become a reality.
Why do you think your boss asks you to write down your goals each year? Why do you think churches and organizations have mission and vision statements? After all, "where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18).
If you have immediate, short-term and long-range goals, write them down. Make them plain on your tablet or paper, and watch what amazing results you will get!