Day 30

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for a PDF version and other notes.

If you’re new to Daily Prompts, you may want to start at the beginning of the series here.


Year______ Month_______Day______Consecutive Practice Days_____Missed Days______

Day 30

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

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

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

As we’ve spent the past 30 days exploring the journaling process above, we can boil it down to developing an appreciation for our past, future, and present. Practicing Gratitude for the past that has brought you to where you are with the people and things you have to be thankful for, Affirmations and a Vision for the future you want to live, and Action Steps for today that can get you closer to the future you desire.

While writing out your next Action Step is the smallest task in the process so far, I believe it’s the most potent. It’s the real breakthrough from traditional goal setting. It’s the action. It’s the progress. It’s the now. The gift of the present.

The distinct difference between The Lyceum Method and traditional goal setting is that I want to emphasize living in the present moment. Where traditional goal setting is about delayed gratification for some future deadline, my approach is about taking pleasure in the daily processes that move us forward. Practices, habits, and routines drive your future. The present moment is the only time that’s real.

The past is a memory; it only exists in your mind.

The future is only a guess.

Right now is as real as it gets. Right now is all you have. Right now is your life. I want you to live it!

Action: (the free PDF below features lined entries for your journal 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.


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, where they share their adventures in #HardcoreHomesteading and personal development. Join the discussion in The Lyceum Community at

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