Our first assignment is to start a regular journal and share it with our group. We’ll do journal entries twice a week, so not too difficult.
As Leo wrote, "Journaling is an amazing tool for self-reflection and self-learning, and therefore self-changing. Ultimately that’s what Change Labs program is about.
It helps me to see where you’re at, what you’re dealing with, how my missions are working with you. This is a way to keep an organized dialogue with me about the program.
You’ll be able to see your progress over time, as will your accountability team, and me.
You’ll learn more from these readings and activities if you’re forced to reflect on them. That’s what Zen Habits has done for me."
Fresh Book Smell
If you've ever bought a new journal (I hope you have, if you haven't go get one right now) then you know the smell of opening up a fresh new book. It smells like possibility.
Quickly after that you have to get over the nervousness of writing on the first page. Does it have to be perfect? Does it have to be brilliant? No, just make it yours.
Every week for this program we'll be given a specific mission and we can write about what we’ve been learning, what we’ve observed in ourselves, what we’re struggling with, etc.
Let's do this.