Reason for this Goal: Keeping a life journal is one of the best things you can do to record, in written word, things in your life that you’ve done, and things that you’ve experienced and thought throughout your life.
It helps you in the present to record what it is that is important in your life, and capture ideas for the future to inspire you.
One of my favorite times to reflect on my journal is when I travel. I'll take a past journal book that I haven't looked at for a while. While relaxing in a private natural setting like a beach or park, I'll pull out my journal and read it. I often get re-inspired to connect with ideas for goals that I had previously written about.
Imagine, when you die, you will have a physical asset that your children and future generations will be able to read and remember you by . . . in your own physical written word, as part of your legacy.
Things that I record in my own life journal, and you may consider for yours, include:
Initially, I made periodic entries into my life journal whenever the mood struck me. Now it’s daily. A journal holds you accountable for your life and to your goal achievement. It provides a back up to your memory to remember important things. It provides a place to record your thoughts, goals, inspirations, and ideas. It is also something that you leave behind that will be part of your legacy when you pass. There is magic in the written word.
Below is an entry from my journal more than 15 years ago which I wrote, forgot about and ultimately was one of the early inspirations from which the 100 Goals Club was created.
December 14, 2002
While sitting in a Santa Rosa Hilton hotel room, contemplating life purpose, I've had a revelation. Wouldn't it be great if there was a place parents could bring kids to learn important life skills like:
What if I was the first person to introduce this idea in the form of a club . . .
P.S. Write a book before launching this!
I started keeping random journal entries, over 15 years ago, and more recently, daily entries, about 2 years ago.
My memory is not the greatest, so I really appreciate having a written journal I can look back on to reflect and remember some of the key events in my life.
Suggested Goal(s): Write daily entries into a journal for 1 year.
Your Outrageous Goal: Write daily entries into a journal for your entire life.