What This Is

30 Days of Brave is an online challenge where you commit to 30 days of pursuing a goal that has previously eluded you. One part of the challenge is to keep a journal of your progress. This is that journal.

Day Twenty: Relish the Moment with Others

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: What conversation do I need to have that I’ve been putting off? What am I scared of that has prevented me from having this conversation? Watching the Facebook group feed since starting this challenge, Day 20 is one I've been dreading and planning for the most. The "Conversation." Ooooh, what's it going to be? What…

Day Eighteen: A Mystery That’s Meant to be Lived

Today's Brave Act: The next stranger that crosses your path,  ask them the first genuine question that comes to mind. NOTE: I do this 4-5 times a week. Next? TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: What assumed truth has fearfully prevented me from taking action? What personal experience could give me a better understanding this fear? The assumed truth…

(Extra) Tips for Goblin Hunters: The Jenga Theory

Massive insight today in the middle of, of all things, a team-building exercise. I've worked for years in a corporate environment, and if these suits like anything, it's the old team-building exercise. Yes, I've built "houses" out of pool noodles, solved riddles, selected life boat survivors (the physicist, carpenter, and chef? or should I save…

(Extra) Field Report: The Goblin of Truth

A week ago, I started working on the Goblins. Well, I started on a plan. I don't know actually how to find a goblins, so I did what I know how to do. I meditated. My wife, The Witch, helped me develop my meditation into a sort of spell. (I'm a witch, but I rarely do…

Day Seventeen: Some Days are Harder than Others

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: A recent moment that left me feeling scared and discouraged … Reflecting on this moment, I see now that I grew from this challenging situation in the following way … I knew going into this challenge that I wasn't going to be perfect. Considering I'm doing the journal entry for Day Seventeen on Day…

Day Sixteen: Having Laser-Like Focus

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: Something or someone that will get 100% of my attention today … I cannot remember a single thing in my life, ever, that has gotten 100% of my attention, even for ten minutes, much less the whole day. Literally, after typing the previous sentence, I clicked over to my Gmail tab and…

Day Fifteen: Emotions that Elicit Resources

TODAY'S BRAVE ACT: Draw a scene of yourself 15 days from now, succeeding in your 30-Day challenge. WTF? Okay, this is not happening. I can draw fairly well, but I just... nope, don't want to do that. Is it petty? Probably. I just don't see me scribbling out pictures of ZenDeb waving like a genteel Southern matriarch…

Day Fourteen: The Will and Skill to Fight

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: What has previously interfered with my ability to perform? (e.g. limiting beliefs, values, people, systems, etc) Which of these are external limitations, and which are internal? Living with depression is stupid. I'm just going to say that right now. Today, I am depressed. Today I am angry. Today I think the world should just go fuck itself…

Day Thirteen: You are Guaranteed Some Form of Success

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: If I wasn't able to succeed in my 30-day goal what might be the biggest reason? I can mitigate the risk of that happening by doing the following … I am very bad at starting things without finishing. Typical Gemini. I get going really well on something and then.... Okay, I blame this on…