I recently wrote an article about my morning routine, you can read about it here. In that article I mentioned how every morning I have been journaling which has been extremely useful in helping me gather my thoughts and maintain accountability. It also gives me an opportunity to reflect on what I have to be grateful for.
A few months ago if you would have mentioned journaling, I would have shrugged it off and never given it much thought. Lets face it, I don’t like writing and didn’t think there was any benefit spending my time writing in a diary. Then I hear about the Freedom Journal and I thought I’d give it a try. Once again, many successful entrepreneurs have the habit of journaling and like Tony Robbins says If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results. What the heck…I’ll give it a shot.
The freedom Journal arrived and it was a very elegant hardcover book with gold trim and gold writing. It just looks and feels like a book designed with success in mind. The Freedom Journal is designed to be written in twice daily, day and night. You don’t have to put much thought into it, all you have to do is answer the simple questions about your day and that’s it.
As simple as it sounds it is very powerful. It forces you to reflect on what you are grateful for and gratitude is an important factor in future success. It also continuously reminds you of your goal, which makes that goals much easier to envision since you are writing it daily. You review your accomplishments and your action plans.
In my opinion, the best part is that the Freedom Journal has served as an accountability partner for me. In the mornings I write down my action plan for the day. In the evening when I open the journal to enter my nightly entry, I look at the action plan and I reflect on what I have accomplished.
If I had to point out a downside of the Freedom Journal, it would be the price. I can see how some might find $39 to be high for a journal considering there are many journals for much less than half of that. On the other hand because of the high quality look and feel of the Freedom Journal I feel the price is justified. It also eliminate any guess work from the journaling process since it is so well laid out for you. I look at it this way; $39 is a small price to pay if I successfully accomplish a goal in 100 days.
Take a look at it on Amazon and let me know what you think.
The Freedom Journal | Accomplish your 1 goal in 100-days | 2016 Hard Cover Business Planner and Daily Notebook for Motivation, Goal Setting & Happiness
If you think $39 is too much for a journal, you can try the Five minute Journal. While I have not personally used it, I have heard wonderful things about it
The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day
Let me know what you think?