For years and years and years, I wanted to keep a journal. But I didn’t / couldn’t / wouldn’t. I would buy the most lovely blank book, convinced that this was The Book that was going to make me a consistent journal writer. None of them worked, no matter how beautiful they were. Then I listened to an audio recording of one of my favorite motivational speakers, Jim Rohn, and he was talking about how important it is to keep a journal. It all made perfect sense as I listened to Jim talk about all the good reasons for writing in a journal. And one of the things he said turned out to be The One Thing that finally motivated me to be a more consistent writer in my journal.
Over a year later, I still write in my journal – sometimes multiple times a day. Sometimes I just jot down a simple sentence, and sometimes I write for pages. But it’s now such a strong habit that if I do go a day or two without writing, I feel a tremendous tug to write in my journal – even if it’s just my to do list for that day.
And here is Jim Rohn’s tip for consistent writing: Carry your journal with you everywhere. Everywhere. All the time. No exceptions. Buy a journal you love and carry it everywhere all the time. I really love the easy things in life.