The Goal of Journaling

by Michael Berry on March 4, 2015

Are you journaling about your day to day activities? Maybe you should consider it. Two reason why you should.

1. Identify incidents from the past that were big wins and Journal about these wins, bringing all the details back to life. Do this for one positive each day. At first you may think that you have not had very many positive moments in your life but you will discover that as you find one you will find more. These can be simple things. Spending time reveling in your positive moments may seem like a waste of time, but in actual fact doing this will connect you more and more to that place of infinite creativity, passion, and competency that is at the foundation of the successful you.

2. Identify any source of hesitation, fear, doubt and anger. Most of us live our day-to-day lives looking in the rearview mirror to some degree. We can be running away from rather than running toward something. Afraid of commitment, attachment, success, failure, intimacy, you name it. These fears are not a part of a person’s natural make up, these are learned or inherited through negative experiences. Even people who lead non-eventful lives still have these types of fears. A major mistake we make with ourselves is that we think we should be tougher than we are, or perhaps are even embarrassed by our sensitive side. Keep in mind that even for a machine to carry out tasks with accuracy, having a high level of sensitivity is required as a complement to a high level of resilience.

We tend to accept certain parts of our “personality” as just the way we are. We fail to remember that this was not always the case. As babies we are not shy, hesitant, conservative, and what others think has no bearing on what we want to do. We are creative and learn extremely fast as compared to adult standards. We can all get back to that place to a very large extent, but to do this we must accentuate our positive strides while making peace with our past negative events, at the very least by recognizing how they are still playing a role in our lives today. This point of recognition gives us two very useful things: choice, and perspective.

Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

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