Day 7

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 7

You’ve made it a week in your new practice! If it took you longer than a week to get here, don’t stress about it. That’s not a failure. The fact that you’re reading this now means you’ve weather stuck with it, or you’re getting back to it. Either way is a win!

If your Consecutive Practice Days are 7 and your Missed Days are 0 then you’re well on your way to a practice that will become a habit. If you’re picking this back up after missing a day, you’re training your brain to treat this as important. Keep at it and it will become easier and easier to stay consistent. Eventually, instead of being “A person who is using a journal”, you will be “A person who journals”. One is an action, the other is part of an identity. It’s just what you do. And that is the difference between traditional goal-setting and The Lyceum Method. Goals are tasks, The Lyceum Method is a practice that transforms you into the person who is living the life you want.

Let’s keep going.

Tomorrow we’ll be adding in a new practice. For today, let’s stick with just the gratitude one more time:

Spend a few minutes writing about at least 5 people, places, things, events, opportunities- anything that comes to mind for you to express gratitude towards.


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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