Let Your Journal Help You Gauge Your Progress

I learned from Jim Rohn to keep a journal. For me, it’s a place to record the wins of my life. It is also a sort of “catch all” where I can save important tidbits I learn, that I want to come back to at a later time.

On more than one occasion, when I’ve made some terrible decision, the kind that leaves you heart-broken, or the kind that leaves you feeling as though you’ve finally done something so stupid that the result will be absolutely devastating, I will go to my journal, read back through some other, unrelated, but similar mistake or decision I made, and find solace in the fact that just as I managed to make it through before, so too can I expect to do so this time around.

Yes, my journal has been an important source of validation on more than one occasion. Reminding me that no matter how challenging a particular life event was, I would overcome it, and perhaps more amazingly, somehow grow from having done so.

Life runs fast. Sometimes really dad-gum fast. If we don’t take the time to slow down, and track our results a bit, we’ll miss the lessons, the opportunities to grow that are found in each challenge we pass through. My journal is a great tool for doing just that. Hopefully, you’ll consider keeping one yourself. You might be surprised what a difference it can have on the quality of your life. Consider it an opportunity to write out your legacy overtime.

It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG!

Josh Hinds