Day 20

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Day 20

Gratitude:  (the free PDF below features lined entries for your journal practice)

Vision: (the free PDF below features lined entries for your journal practice)

I try to structure my Affirmations to describe only the things that are in my direct control.

This is probably one departure from the woo-woo guru who teaches Affirmations as magic. I’m not suggesting that daily Affirmations cause external forces to bring you your desires. I look at Affirmations, and all of The Lyceum Method, as a set of tools for personal development. They are instruments of change that radiate from the inside out. It’s not about what’s “out there”. It’s about what’s in you.

A personal example:

I don’t write Affirmations such as, “It’s so awesome to have 1,000 members in The Lyceum Community!”

Although I would love to see that happen, I don’t have direct control over this number. It requires the consent and actions of at least 1,000 other people! Instead, I focus on the traits and habits that I want to see in myself. These traits and habits could lead to the desired result of 1,000 Lyceum Community members, but that’s not what I’m focusing on at all.

Instead, I might write something like; “I feel so proud to be such a prolific artist and author!”

I don’t have direct control over how my content is received, but I do have complete control over how much I practice writing and making art. For decades I considered myself an artist, but would rarely draw or write. My blogging over the past 15 years has been horribly inconsistent. But when I began a daily practice of feeling pride for being such a prolific writer, I began to write more.

It just gets uncomfortable after a while. Writing out an affirmation and really feeling it as presently true makes it really uncomfortable to act in any other way. Telling myself every morning how proud I feel to write so much makes it really easy to go to my keyboard after the journal and start writing.

Because I believe I’m a prolific writer, I am.

I think. Therefore, I am.

Affirmations: (the free PDF below features lined entries for your journal practice)

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

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

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.

OR

Download a PDF version of this post here. Feel free to print it out, or access it through a PDF editor where you can type in your daily entry.

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By Cody Limbaugh

Author of STOP SETTING GOALS! and co-founder of The Lyceum. Cody and his wife Tali Zabari both write and create at LoveAllYourLife.com, where they share their adventures in #HardcoreHomesteading and personal development. Join the discussion in The Lyceum Community at LoveAllYourLife.com

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