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  • Hardeep Singh

#106 - Why you should keep a daily journal?

writing thoughts on a paper is a way of Crystallising your thinking which can be

  • Reviewed

  • Shared

  • Re-examined - at your leisure

  • Analysed - to improve your thinking towards the direction of your goal

I highly recommended keeping a daily journal and just writing down what's going on in your mind. I have been keeping journals for nearly 3 years. Honestly its great way to improve your thinking.

It’s like taking snapshot of a computer and as you keep using it Maybe it gets corrupted or maybe you get malware on it and you have the ability to roll back to the last working snapshot.

Or you can just see how the computer has evolved over time.

Keeping a journal is very similar, as you take mental snapshots of your goals, priorities, and whatever you want really and as times passes as it will. You can look back at your journal and see how your goals have changed and how your thinking has evolved. This is a great way to see

  • What you are doing well?

  • What you are struggling with?

  • What areas do you need to work on and improve?

Do not use your head as a filing cabinet for ideas/Goals and Priorities. It’s easy for the brain to rational decisions based on emotions. Emotions change throughout the day depending on the people, environment and even what you have eaten. Human Memory is fickle and often fragmented, memory changes moment to moment based on

  • Environment

  • People

  • Emotion state

Emotions dictate what you feel, and your feelings determine the order of your perception. I don’t care who you are, you will never feel motivated and determined 24/7, 365.

So, having mental snapshots of your mind in a journal is an great way to honestly know your true self. People can talk you out of ideas in your head but it’s much harder to talk somebody out of ideas in their journal. This habit has served me greatly, try it for 30 days then review your journal. You will be amazed by what you learn about yourself.

know thyself – best way to know thyself is to study thyself.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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