10 Journalling Prompts That Changed My Life

10 Journalling Prompts That Changed My Life

Introduction (00:00:00)

  • Journaling has positively impacted the YouTuber's life.
  • Having the right prompts or questions is essential for effective journaling.
  • 10 powerful journaling prompts will be shared.

Prompt 1: What would you do if money were no object? (00:00:25)

  • Powerful question to consider every 3 months.
  • Helps identify meaningful activities beyond financial pursuits.
  • Follow-up question: If you had all the time and money, how would you use your talents to serve others?
  • This question has guided the YouTuber's decisions for their YouTube channel and business.
  • Even with unlimited money, the YouTuber would continue writing books, making YouTube videos (without a schedule or sponsorships), and conducting workshops and seminars on productivity and financial freedom.
  • Journaling prompts revealed the YouTuber's desire to be a teacher, leading to their decision to quit medicine and focus on teaching.

Prompt 2 (00:02:56)

  • Journaling prompts, such as imagining what people would say at your funeral, can clarify your goals and provide a sense of purpose for your work and personal relationships.
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Prompt 3 (00:07:22)

  • Imagine repeating your actions for the next 10 years and consider where you'll end up.
  • Evaluate your past week's activities and identify positive and negative habits.
  • Consider whether your actions are leading you towards your desired future.
  • Make adjustments to your routine to ensure positive compounding effects over time.
  • Use this exercise to identify changes you want to make in your life.
  • Envision an ideal 7-day period that, if repeated for the next 10 years, would lead to a desirable outcome.
  • Consider activities such as exercise, work-life balance, social interactions, and personal development.
  • This exercise helps you focus on long-term goals and avoid short-term decisions that may hinder progress.
  • Recognize that decisions made today have compounding effects over time, both positively and negatively.
  • Use this awareness to make informed choices that align with your long-term vision.

Prompt 4 (00:09:33)

  • Energy audit: Reflect on activities from the past two weeks and categorize them as energizing (+) or draining (-).
  • Identify patterns and make adjustments to do more of what energizes you and less of what drains you.
  • Use the principles of "feel good productivity" (play, power, and people) to find ways to turn draining activities into sources of energy.

Prompt 5 (00:10:56)

  • Wheel of life: Assess your life in three categories - work, health, and relationships.
  • Within each category, consider physical, mental, and spiritual aspects.
  • Evaluate how aligned your current actions are with your desired future in each category.
  • Use this assessment to identify areas for improvement and make necessary changes.

Prompt 6 (00:12:43)

  • The Odyssey plan consists of three sets of questions:
    • Current path: What does my life look like in 5 years if I continue on my current path?
    • Alternative path: What would my life look like in 5 years if I took a completely different path?
    • Radical path: What would my life look like in 5 years if I took a completely different path without caring about money or people's opinions?
  • This journaling prompt provides clarity on life options and helps individuals realize they have more control and options than they might think.
  • It encourages individuals to think big and avoid being confined to a path that may not be the best fit for them.
  • The Odyssey plan should be reviewed regularly, such as annually during an annual review, to ensure individuals are still on the path that aligns with their goals and aspirations.

Prompt 7 (00:14:56)

  • Ask yourself: "What is the goal and what is the bottleneck?"
  • This question helps clarify your objectives and identify the main obstacle preventing you from achieving them.
  • It encourages you to think critically about your problems and find solutions.

Prompt 8 (00:16:36)

  • Write down 10 goals you want to accomplish in the next 12 months in the present tense.
  • Identify the goal that would have the greatest positive impact on your life if achieved within 24 hours.
  • Focus on this goal and follow a 7-step process to achieve it:
    • Write it down.
    • Set a deadline.
    • Make a list of everything you need to do to accomplish it.
    • Organize the list into a checklist.
    • Take action.
    • Do something every day.

Prompt 9 (00:18:30)

  • Question: Do you work for your business or does your business work for you?
  • Reflection: The speaker realized that they were working for their business instead of their business working for them.
  • Changes: The speaker made changes to their business to make it work for them, resulting in reduced stress, increased enjoyment, and more confidence.

Conclusion [35.0, 1040.2]

  • Purpose: The speaker's goal is to create content that helps people change their lives.
  • Impact: The speaker hopes that even one of the journaling prompts they shared can inspire someone to take action and change their life.

Prompt 10 (00:20:14)

  • Asks the question: "If I knew I was going to die 2 years from now, how would I spend my time?"
  • Reflect on what you would do differently if you knew you had a limited time left.
  • Consider projects you might want to work on and how the time horizon affects your choices.
  • The purpose of this prompt is to generate ideas and encourage action, not to become fixated on the specific answers.
  • Encourages viewers to check out a previous video on journaling techniques for more in-depth guidance.
  • Invites viewers to leave comments about their favorite journaling prompts or techniques.
  • Expresses gratitude to viewers and announces the end of the video.

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