If you want to pass a class in school, you take good notes. Makes sense that if you want to learn the lessons of life, you should take good notes too! Journaling gives perspective, a place to record your dreams and fears, your goals, your action plans, your thoughts, your opportunity to shape and record your ever evolving sense of self. I’ve found it powerful to describe what I expect to feel and experience when I achieve various milestones; it is always fascinating to compare the forecast to the reality.
Journaling is a terrific way to fine tune your predictive intelligence; to hone your ability to set and achieve objectives that reflect what will truly result in your personal contentment; not be led astray by the social media fool’s gold or Hollywood tinsel.
“Without self-awareness we are as babies in the cradles.” – Virginia Woolf
“Explore thyself. Herein are demanded the eye and the nerve.” – Henry David Thoreau
“The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal.” – Robin Sharma
“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.” – Hal Elrod
“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” – Daniel Goleman
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier