I can tell pretty quickly if someone is serious about growing. Lots of people want to grow. They desire a different or better life in some way. Maybe they are in recovery, or are looking for a spiritual mentor. Maybe they had an incredible experience at a retreat or camp that filled them with motivation to see real change happen.
When folks talk with me about next steps in spiritual growth, I always ask the same question. I ask them if they journal. Most don’t. I ask them if they are willing to start. “I’m just not into that diary thing,” they say. Or “I’ve tried journaling, but it’s not really worked for me.” Or worse, “Oh, I don’t have time for that.”
So many misconceptions. And so many excuses. If you are serious about growing, this is one of the best tools in your toolbox. I’m going to tell you why, and then I’m going to show you how to journal.