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.
Before landing my most recent job, I interviewed for months.
The experience was always the same.
Driving to the interview, I’d be rehearsing responses to whatever difficult questions I guessed might be asked.
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.
No one else has your exact perspective.
This question brought to mind 2 types of instances for me—1 negative, and 1 positive. Continue reading
If you had to be honest with yourself right now, what’s the one thing your instincts, intuitions, feelings, or reasoning are trying to tell you should be your focus?
Where are you afraid to step out, connect, buckle down, or press forward?
When I was a kid, I felt very different from everyone else.
I’ve been described as shy and awkward for as long as I can remember. But something happened last year that pushed me over the edge to where I just couldn’t live that way anymore. Continue reading
Overall, people really aren’t that complicated. We move toward what we tend to focus on. Continue reading