Recently, someone unsubscribed from this blog. Fortunately, they left a very helpful leaving comment, for which I am truly, genuinely grateful.
I always appreciate it whenever anyone takes the time to leave a comment or email me. We are all extremely busy, and so when you spend that two minutes, I know it touched you enough to make that effort.
This particular comment said:
You’re less about journaling and more about a BRIGHT SPARKLING NEW AWESOME LIFE, which is not what I’m interested in. good luck.
I’m going to be the first to admit that this site, or any site is not going to be for everyone. Just like in life, on-line people get in-sync with certain things and certain people. And that’s perfectly okay.
When I first read this, my reaction was: “But that’s what journaling is for.” After a few minutes, I thought about it some more and came to two conclusions.
1. Either I wasn’t clearly communicating my concept of journaling
2. This person has a particular idea about journaling and it is not in sync with mine
Number 2 is beyond my control. It is simply a matter of differences, and I don’t need to worry about it. But Number 1 did concern me. As I prefer to be a woman of action, instead of worrying about it, I decided to write a post about it.
This is how I would rephrase that original comment:
I Journal to create a BRIGHT SPARKLING
I wouldn’t say “new” because most people don’t need a new life. Most of us are blessed with enough good things in life that we wouldn’t want to change everything.
All we are aiming for is improvement. Improvement in our personal growth. Improvement in our circumstances. Improvement in our relationships.
People use journals for various reasons. Some use it as a therapy. Others use it simply as a diary to log their day-to-day activity. Some people use it for emotional cleansing, family legacy, illness diary, dream diary, fiction diary, and no doubt countless other reasons. They are all valid, because journaling is about self-expression, and therefore, it is about YOUR Expression.
I use journaling for a Kaizen life. What does that mean? It means, I’m not simply sitting there, filling out pages after pages of expensive moleskine paper, getting cramps in my fingers, and pouring out words that are just venting or emotional baggage, or pretty designs or fun prompts. I do all those things too – but they are a part of my journaling, not the whole of it.
I journal because it helps me focus on issues that are prevalent in my mind. I journal to figure out the thoughts that are keeping me negative, positive, excited, enthusiastic. I journal to clarify my goals and objectives, and my dreams. I journal to figure out the next step in whatever new scheme I might be cooking up. I journal to sort through people issues. I journal to dig deeper into more spiritual aspect and work on personal development, and overcoming or at least improving my weak points.
I journal to measure my achievements and my failures, and to record a life that is uniquely mine.
By doing all of these, I consciously and deliberately attempt to take steps towards creating a life that is BRIGHT, SPARKLING, AWESOME.
Journaling for me, is not the end. It is a method by which I achieve desired results. A journal is a medium. Some people paint, others make things with their hands, I journal. It is a medium of communicating with myself, in a way that is most efficient and effective for me.
Perhaps that is not how you see journaling. And that’s okay. There are plenty of other awesome blogs that will teach you about all different kinds of journaling. I am here because I recognize what an amazing, powerful and potent tool a journal is to take control of one’s life, stop wasting time and effort, and create the life you want.
So this blog absolutely is about journaling – but it’s about practical application of journaling, as it applies to living a fulfilled life in which you are free to follow your dreams, achieve success on your own terms, and be completely and outrageously authentic. This blog is to help you embrace your inner Kaizen Warrior.
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What is your view on journaling? Please share your feedback in the comments below.
Moving On To Your Free Gift
Tomorrow, May 6th, is my Birthday. I’m one of those people who like their birthdays (Hey what’s not to like. Life is for living and enjoying), so I wanted to do something special. And I wanted to involve you, my fellow Kaizen Warriors and people who are supporting my blog and my work by their presence and their enthusiasm.
That’s why I have decided to give YOU a present. I honestly don’t know how long I’m going to do this for. It depends on time and circumstances. But whether this lasts for a few weeks or a few months, it definitely isn’t going to be indefinite, so now is your chance.
So what do you get?
You get 15 Minutes of Free Coaching. I’ll personally help you with a particular question or problem you have, and guide you so you can use journaling, and make some clear progress.
Whether your question about improving your journaling, living a Kaizen Life, or brainstorming your personal goal or ambition – I can help.
Again, this is at absolutely NO COST to you. I’m doing it, because I want to show my appreciation to the people who are supporting Kaizen Journaling. It makes my day whenever I receive an email or a message from someone I’ve never met, telling me how my posts have helped them.
I believe, whole heartedly in Kaizen Journaling. I believe that journaling is a potent tool that can accelerate the pace of your personal and professional growth. I believe that you too can see tangible results if you utilise the power of journaling.
All you need to do to take me up on this offer is to enter your email address below, and follow the instructions to receive your free coaching.
I look forward to working with you.-Dolly
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