Day Twenty-Eight: Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: Reflecting back a month, I have changed in the following way … Looking a month ahead, I expect to change in the following way …  So, I made it to Day Twenty-Eight. The challenge today was to ask someone who really knows me how I've changed since I started this challenge. Since…

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Day Twenty-Seven: It Grows like a Muscle

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: What can I do today to act my way into more self-confidence? Today, I cried. Now, I know that must seem like a little thing, but it's not. In fact, the crying was so subtle I almost didn't notice it. I was driving around, doing after-work errands, and started listening to an episode…

(Extra) Field Report: Hidden Doors

In my last post, I waxed eloquent about my most recent stress dream. I'll leave the dream analysis to the professionals among you. The point of this post is what happened after the dream. I meditate every morning, no matter what. It's become as important to me as food, water, shelter, and Prozac. And after I…

Day Twenty-Six: It’s the Good Kind of Stress

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: What types of stress has made me stronger?  How can I invite more healthy stress into my life to replace unhealthy stress? So, we all know these prompts are just prompts, right? Starting points from which to begin these journal entries? So I'm going to do that. Start there. I have a stressful…

Day Twenty-Five: Withstand the Test of Time

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: What is the cost and risk if I don’t take action on my 30-Day Goal? The cost. The risk. I am at the point in my life that if I don't do something, I might as well do nothing. If I don't move forward, I might as well stop altogether. It's do or…

Day Twenty-Four: The Cost of Inaction

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: A recent moment I felt like giving up, but didn’t... What was it that pulled me forward despite the urge to quit? I've been struggling with whether or not this challenge has been having the positive effect upon me that I want to have. I'm not seeing the kind of results I thought I…

Day Twenty-Three: Inaction Creates a Regret

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: How does not taking action toward my 30-day goal affect me and the people I care about?  Once again, the goal for today was something I always do: go up to a complete stranger and give them a compliment. I literally do this several times a week, every week, for as far back as I…

Day Twenty-Two: The Antidote to Fear

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPT: A person I am blessed to have in my life right now … This prompt is such a no-brainer to me.  The person I'm most blessed to have in my life is my wife Kathryn. We met in late 2000, moved in together in early 2001, and have been inseparable since. For someone…

Day Nineteen: Greeting Opposition with Kindness

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: When things inevitably don’t go my way today, I will use optimism to overcome adversity by responding in the following way … Some of these prompts/challenges seem a little basic to me. I mean, I work in customer service. I work in a freaking call center, for ghu's sake! Greeting Opposition with Kindness is…