Have you ever played “Would you rather?” Questions like “Would you rather sleep in or stay up late?” can be easy to answer. Questions like “Would you rather bathe is dog drool or dragon snot?” can take a bit more pondering. And no, answering “Neither!” is never satisfactory.
So here is a tough question: Would you rather change the world or change yourself?
Why does this question take some soul-searching? Because as Leo Tolstoy said: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Day-dreaming about changing the world, running a marathon, befriending a dragon, starting a profitable business, (insert your day-dream here), are all easy!
After hearing Hal Elrod’s talk on The Toxic Home Transformation (scroll down to Day 6), I checked out his book The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am). In the talk, I remember Hal discussing affirmations with an eye toward “I am committed to ___________________” rather than “I am ______________” — because your brain knows you’re not.
In the book, Hal covers the “secrets” of successful people (ones who have made their day-dreams their reality) — they have DAILY morning habits. Hal lays them out it the tidy accronym S.A.V.E.R.S. — silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, scribing (journaling).
Scribing or journaling can be tough! What DO you write about? Today’s letter J printable is Journaling questions — both morning intentions and evening reflections. Ones that get you thinking and changing…
While Dragon’s Eye View missed the #abcblogging J linkup, you can see the other J posters here.