Day 40

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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 40

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Action Teaches

You can’t steer a parked car.

Get moving now and make course corrections as you go. Look forward to U-turns. It’s easy to get so focused on forward progress that we set ourselves up for anguish when we have to take a few steps back. Getting lost is a great way to learn your way around—GPS can become a crutch.

If you’re setting up a daily practice to move toward your vision, but the actions you’re taking aren’t leading you to where you want to go, you’re still winning! First, you can feel good about your efforts. At least you’re going somewhere. Take some pride in your practice.

Second, you can always take a few steps back and take a different approach. You can make this decision any time. It’s never too late to take steps back and begin moving along a different path. Not only is this acceptable, but it’s also to be expected—hell…celebrated!!!

I’ve never seen a good dancer that could only move forward.

Going backward is not a lack of progress, it’s part of the process. With goal setting, you’re often faced with a win-or-lose scenario. By focusing on daily practices and habits, you’re in a win-or-learn paradigm.

Mistakes are inevitable. So make them as soon as possible. You gotta get dirty. You gotta get bruised. You don’t learn as much in preparation as you do in practice. You can’t think or plan your way to experience. Until we can hook up our brains like Neo in the Matrix, we’ll just have to keep learning the old fashioned way, through action.

Action:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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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