Through the years, I’ve used my journal in a lot of ways.
There are pros and cons to both, so it’s not as though one is better than the other. One of the reasons I wanted to go with an iPad was because I was planning to travel more and having a tablet would allow me to handle rudimentary tasks, read, browse online, and keep myself busy in situations where using a laptop would prove far more onerous (such as on a plane). I also wasn’t planning on bringing a lot of paper with me on my trips.
Anyway, my journaling efforts have mostly consisted of generating new ideas for life and business. I have created entire routines, schedules, to-do lists, frameworks, as well as goals and plans in my journal. Yes, I’ve acted on them too. The guide you’re reading now began as a seed of an idea.
Critically, things not documented have a way of escaping our consciousness or slipping through the cracks. They are easily forgotten.Things not documented have a way of escaping our consciousness or slipping through the cracks. They are easily forgotten. Click To Tweet
How many million-dollar songwriting, marketing, business, or investment ideas have you let pass you by? You probably don’t know because most of them were never captured to begin with. Opportunity cost is real.
The difference is this. We have the power of taking what we’ve written down and turning it into our reality, even if we don’t know how. We just need to get started. And while that might seem obvious, it’s not appreciated enough.We have the power of taking what we’ve written down and turning it into our reality. Click To Tweet
Do you know how incredible it is to write down and achieve your goals? Increase your income by $500? Buy a new car? Move to a new city?
At one point, it was just a seed of an idea. Now it’s a reality.
The process of accomplishment starts somewhere, though, and in my experience, it usually begins with the simple act of writing down your ideas, goals, and plans.
Let yourself dream. What would you do if there weren’t any limitations, time, money, or otherwise? What would you do if you weren’t uncomfortable or scared? What would you try if there were no risk, no fear, no consequence?
Document all of it.
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