10 Easy Steps for Thought Tracking – The New Way of ‘Journaling’.

Journaling is not a mystery – it is easy and we need you to get one for your personal use. It can be one on your phone as an App – one that you can do on your computer – the good ole fashion pen & paper one – or even an expensive leather bound one with hand made paper.

Men think it is for women and women think men need to do it more.

Guys – journaling is not for prepubescent girls – look in history if you have a chance to read a book now and then and you will see men (and women) working through areas of their life to make for some huge shifts in their life and their success is for us to gain some insights as to their thinking by sneaking peaks into their journals that are documented on line.

It is a healthy thing to do and get used to doing – male or female.

What I have found is that journaling is keeping track of some powerful thoughts. So I call it Thought Tracking. 

Thought Tracking has Transformational power within the process of doing it – and I would like to share with you a process of how to do it.

All I can say is that the most brilliant minds in the world past and present use some form of keeping track of your thoughts – plan and simple it is journaling.

Opening up your mind, soul, spirit & heart to share on paper the signs of who you are and what you are made up off for gaining insights as to what you can do in a much needed world that is missing your input.

Thought Tracking is not all about writing out your emotions – that is fine to some extent once in awhile – but Thought Tracking is about calling forth your own hidden resources and we need that desperately.

Most people get a book on personal growth but never get the work book – the workbook can lead you into self discovery and also bring some closure and inner resolution if committed to working through it. A workbook has a process of guiding you to write out what is going on inside you.

Well, I took those principles and came up with Thought Tracking.

Save your money from buying a workbook – and use it for getting a journal and follow along here.

When you go for a walk – your subconscious mind is free to ruminate and come up with things that the heart want to express – do so in your journal – stop and put the thought in your mini travel journal – on your phone in an App that records your thoughts – or by typing (yup – right there on the side of the road).

While you work your mind is active with process and intuitive ways of doing your job that are un-noticed or undefined. As you learn to become aware of these second nature actions you can teach yourself to define these actions to make it into a system to then extend to others by teaching if you so desire – but for now, just fill your journal with observations, defining that which is undefined as well as your intuitive insights.  Your Thought Tracker becomes an extension of who you are and what you do – revealing your vision, passion and calling. Over time, you will see patterns and consistencies that can form a company, a way to work with your family or a system to revolutionize how to do something that can impact the world.

The next step of what is important to do is to set a time period of creating in your journal then after a week or so to go back and consume your information to simplify and refine what you have written down. This is missing in many peoples journal time is to revisit your writing and glean information of what you can learn from it to take actions on.

Here are 10 things that can change your life – all based on a journal: Thought Tracking

1) intuitions, undefined actions & observations. Become aware of your thoughts.
2) write or verbally note them – define that of which is undefined. Marinate with undefined.
3) collect them for 1-2 weeks.
4) revisit them to refine and put meaning into your thoughts – define, claim & own them.
5) take actions to build experiences and write down your reflections of the experiences.
6) refine what you learn and make mistakes from – these are great insights for growth.
7) celebrate the victories – we all could celebrate more as a discipline of gratitude.
8) share what you are doing to encourage others – you do have a story to tell now more than a week ago.
9) give a journal to those that you love and also to those that you would like to gain wisdom from – build a network of other Thought Trackers.
10) get together to form a community or a Tribe – as more gets done with others in your journey.

Thought Tracking can be done so many ways – this is just one that has worked well for many and what I have shared with you is intended to pull out of you your vision to make an impact in our world – we need your thoughts for helping us in Walking New.

Goal Setting & Vision

Vision is what you are compelled to do – it is what consumes you at night and also drives you to wake up early.

Have you noticed something compelling, consuming and driving you in your thoughts? Some say they have an urge that will not go away…what is yours? 

It can be a tiny…very small item to focus a set amount of time on or a grand vision that will impact the world.

 

But what is it that gets your vision done?

Small steps and some large leaps that are done with focused written down and reviewed everyday – GOALS!

Let me ask you right now…are you writing down what you have to do to accomplish your vision today – everyday?

Many do not write them down – and they wonder why they see time go by with no results or very little results done toward the achievement of their vision.  So – they do nothing. 

Goals are actions steps toward the accomplishment of your vision. 

One thing I have learned is that you must be in a Growth Mindset to achieve what is known as a Flow State that is a directed focused on a target for a specific period of time to achieve your goal in steps. 

A Growth Mindset is something I learned about in a book called Mindset by Carol S. Dweck and it is a state of mind that reveals to you that you can learn, change and that things can be cultivated over time. 

The opposite of this is a Fixed Mindset and this is a state of mind that says you are done – no more learning or this is the way things are and will not change…so your actions reveal what you believe based on your mindset

I can’t help you in a Fixed Mindset – but if you adopt the Mindset of Growth – we can accomplish a lot together. 

I was listening to a program on Writing by Michael Hyatt and he said, “Attitude and a winning mindset are essential to taking on your goals – if you OWN what you do and who you are and take on the responsibility for controlling our mindset to influence our success – Ideas will show up –  partners show up to help you –  you attract what your mindset is and people will want to enter into what you are radiating – as they will avoid you as well with the opposite mindset (who wants to be with a negative take down mindset) and you learn to fight this every day and the creative process is something you have to take on all by yourself many days”. (I wrote this as Michael spoke it – so it is not a verbatim quote but modified). 

Are people with you – NO! – ut-oh…you got some stinkin’ thinkin’? Are you radiating a Fixed Mindset?

or – Are people with you – YES! …then you have a Growth Mindset that attracts others – well done! 

So, as you discover the goals that are needed to take on your Vision – discipline yourself to be curious, inquisitive and be selective in using your imagination to uncover goals and the steps of action that require a Growth Mindset and write them down everyday – go over them multiple times during the day – and over time you will look over your Goal Sheet (or put them on a specific calendar designed for goals only) and you will see accomplishments of what is being done or what needs to be done…this is what it takes to Lead with your vision…and writing them down will reveal to you a New Story and is apart of your New Walk.