Journaling for the Soul: One year ago today

Just a few lessons left!

Good work for getting this far!

You know, we tend to get really caught up in where we are right now and forget how far we’ve come.

Especially, when you’re working towards a big life goal, you can start to feel demoralised if you haven’t stopped to review your progress from time to time.

It’s hard to enjoy the journey if there’s no reason to do so.

But that doesn’t happen by itself. You have to consciously make time to look back and honestly review how far you’ve journeyed.

Sometimes when you look back, you’ll realise that you’re not travelling towards the same goal you set out to achieve.

The crucial question is whether this detour is moving you further away from where you want to be, or closer to something even better than what you’d initially imagined.

And your life is full of journeys, big and small.

Like this journaling course is a smaller one.

Maybe a bigger goal is to buy your dream house, have a family, get a degree or completely change your career.

Life is made up of small steps that you take every day.

How mindfully you take those small daily steps and in which direction you focus your overall movement is what will determine how quickly you get to where you’re going.

The more scattered you are, the more you’re spreading your energy around and the slower your progress – and that’s what tends to happen on any journey.

No matter how focused you are.

Because as you learn more, gain more knowledge, find new interests and refine what you want your destination to look like, you pivot, adjust and re-adjust.

The antidote to becoming completely lost is to review.

And be honest with yourself. You deserve that from yourself.


What do you know today that you didn’t know a year ago?

A year is both a long and a short time and, as we know, we’re not very good at comparing our progress to the right. Consider what you learned in this time.

Think back and review what your mindset was this time last year.

What are you doing differently now than you were a year ago and what led you to make these changes?