Q: What is the most important thing to write down in your personal journal every day that will have the biggest payoff down the road?
Recording more is always fun.
Filling journal pages, or taking extensive notes, can help you call to mind rich depths of experience and whole sequences of information.
But recording more might get in the way of remembering your most important life lessons.
No matter what it takes, be sure to capture every instance where someone’s words or something you go through seems to speak into the details your life . . . igniting or confirming potential, and illuminating your next steps forward.
The times we’re living in.
Let’s say you wake up everyday and go to work for someone else, essentially giving them and their dreams most of your time.
Imagine seeing your true potential.
You catch a vision of yourself rising above every limitation and weakness.
I used to get lost in daydreams.
In fact, I wish I still did.
Back when I was fighting addiction, I had this feeling all I needed to do was share my real addiction experience over time—that going public like that would force my perspective to change, and keep me accountable to moving forward and growing.
So I sat down one night and started writing.
I once read a book on Zen that gave the following meditation: Continue reading
Declaring yourself terrible is too easy.
Writing yourself off like that is an excuse . . . a way of hiding behind ideals of perfection.
If someone asked you to brainstorm a list of the most important things in your life, I’m sure you could easily fill a page with scribbled terms circled and joined into various categories and sub-categories of value.
I want to be the best version of myself I can be.
A mistake I make at least twice a year is getting so wrapped up in things like outcomes and returns—the results of “being my best self”—that I end up trying to be someone else.