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Why keeping a journal will help you succeed

Write a journal in less than 30 minutes to help enhance memory, plus gain insight on yourself.
By Daniel Ally |

 

If you want to be rich, you better start a journal today.

 

Keeping a journal enriches you because it helps you activate the vast storehouse of gifts deep within you are able to record your thoughts, motives, and intentions when you record your soul-searching experiences in your journal.

 

Surprisingly, an overwhelming amount of people do not have a journal. It is not because they cannot afford it or do not have the time, it is because they do not know how powerful it can be as a tool for self-discovery.

 

As you stare at the blank pages of your journal, it will ask you to share the truth about your position in life. These truths allow you to gain a deeper sense of wisdom and understanding when it comes to dealing with your life. Wisdom is knowing what to do. Understanding is knowing why you did it.

 

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Keeping a journal can change your life. Personally, I have kept journals for years and I cannot go a day without recording my experiences. Because I believe in journaling so much, I would like to share five reasons why keeping a journal will make you rich.

 

 

Self-discovery

The more you write, the more you learn.

 

Keeping a journal can teach you more about yourself than anything else. In just less than 30 minutes per day, you will be able to take the private time you need to think and learn the truth about yourself. You will gain insight and feedback about yourself while profiting from all the experiences of your day.

 

 

Capturing memories

Commit your life on paper.

 

Your journal will allow you to capture the details of life.  From the places you went to the people you met, you will sail through an ocean full of memories. In addition, you will also be able to record ideas, stories, questions and other details, which will dramatically enhance your memory. These memories will give you enjoyment in the voyage of life.

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Reflection

Writing is the beginning of all wealth. –Benjamin Franklin

 

When you look back in your journal, you will be able to track the major progressions that you have made in your life. When you review your past successes and failures, you will have a moment to giggle from your glories. You will also have the chance to make the right adjustments. By reliving your experiences, you will add more joy to your life.

 

 

Future generations

These empty pages will read the most personal tale you shall ever find in a book.

 

Imagine if your grandchildren could learn about your entire adult life! If you are open to sharing the truth about your past, present, and future, you can teach future generations about what you have experienced in your life. If they decide to read it, your journal could make a major impact in their lives.

 

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Self-expression

Your life is a celebration of who you are.

 

There is nothing better than knowing your true voice. With all the noise in the world, your journal allows you to express yourself on the deepest level. Whether you write letters to yourself or a Higher Power, it will give you the clarity you need to reach your highest aspirations. You may also let your loved ones read it—if you want them to.

 

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Keeping a journal allows you to tap into your deepest reservoirs of life. When you give yourself the chance to cherish your life on a deeper level, you will be able to find truths in the most unpredictable ways. Journaling is one of the greatest secrets to reflect the purpose of your soul. If you want to be rich, start your journal today.

 

“Our greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul.”  –David McKay

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