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Journaling is something we should do every day to check in with ourselves, see how we’re feeling, and monitor changes in ourselves from day to day and over time. There are two ways to approach daily journaling.
When we’re only focused on one thing, everything else moves to the periphery where we can’t see clearly, much less feel in control of what’s happening. But when we zoom out, everything comes into focus and we can see how each bucket in our lives pours into all the others.
Almost all of the happiest and most impressive people, both throughout history and today, keep a journal because it’s a powerful tool to examine ourselves. It transforms wispy thoughts into concrete ideas and clarifies your thinking to help you better understand yourself.
Most journal prompts are broad and ambiguous, but each prompt here is related to a specific idea or concept and focused on personal growth and development.
Using journaling as the foundation for both creating and managing our goals allows us to dig deeper and stay consistent. Journaling regularly provides an opportunity to revisit our goals consistently and evaluate them in the context of our daily lives.
Journaling provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding of our thoughts and a lasting impact on our lives because we’re able to discover and capture patterns of thinking or assumptions that we didn’t realize existed.
These discoveries let us understand where we are right now and what truly going on in our heads. Intentionally organizing and understanding our true thoughts lets us become a bit better each day and fuels our personal growth.
Building a 10-year plan is challenging but journaling provides all the tools to create an effective and motivating blueprint for the future.
Prompted is a journaling newsletter delivering insights and journal prompts designed to help readers become a bit better each day.
There is a chronic avoidance of resistance and discomfort that plagues our culture. We give everyone a trophy because it's easier than seeing anyone get upset.
Here lies the paradox of sales professionals, it's our job to bring on new customers, but a majority of the required work distracts us from that goal. The truth is we do much more than just call prospects and email clients all day.
As the day progressed further, my interest in the trees continued to grow, but at the time I didn't realize the lasting impression they would leave with me.
Farming seems easy. Farmers roll out of bed, know exactly what needs to be done, and they do it. But, they can't negotiate with nature.
Most of us are extremely lucky to be healthy and able to do almost anything we’d like. With the right commitment and work ethic, we’re all capable of achieving our own version of greatness.
I used to think there were two different types of people. Some people were naturally fit and loved working out, while others would always struggle with exercise. I thought the fit folks were just built different, but I’ve realized there’s a progression between these two points.
The pursuit of any goal will always be a difficult and challenging process. Often times things get worse before they get better. However, within each pursuit, there are deliberate actions that will guarantee improvement when done consistently.