Day 13

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Day 13

Gratitude:  (The PDF below provides a lined entry for your practice)

Until writing about your Vision for the future becomes second nature, it can be helpful to ask the simple questions of; Who, What, Where?

Who will you be? Who will be with you?

What will you be doing? What will your days look like? What will you have?

Where will you be living, working, traveling to?

Notice I didn’t ask When or How?

When isn’t up to you. I know that’s shocking to hear. Most goal-setting strategies try to force a timeline in order to motivate you to action. This may come as a surprise, but you don’t need a deadline in order to be motivated to action. If you’re shaking your head right now and saying, “No, you don’t get it. I need deadlines to avoid procrastinating!” I assure you- you don’t! The Lyceum Method will prove this to you, but we’re not quite there yet. Keep building the Daily Practices and you’ll see!

How is up to you, but we’re not going to include that in the Vision. Trying to predict how we will bring about our Vision is another way of restricting your creativity and putting your Vision in a box. The Lyceum Method will develop untapped creativity within you, and you’ll have the opportunity to experience the wonder of how your future Vision can become your present Gratitude.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t jot down creative ways you might think of to achieve what you want. I encourage you to not include those in your Vision for the future because there are often many ways, perhaps infinite paths, that you can take to get to your Vision. Many of those paths are dark until you begin to step out on your journey. It’s ok- let them be dark for now! That’s part of the curiosity and wonder of it all. For now, just focus on seeing the future you want to live.

Vision: (The PDF below provides a lined entry for your practice)

Daily: (The pdf version below contains three lined pages for your daily journal)






The above is an excerpt from the upcoming The Lyceum Course Journal. We will be releasing it here for free as a Daily Prompt blog post. If you would like a physical copy, we will link to it here once it is released.


Suggested Use:

I realize a daily journal prompt on a blog is a little weird. This is how I would suggest using it: Open your favorite note-taking software such as Evernote, copy and paste this post into it, and write your daily entries there.


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By Cody Limbaugh

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