See yourself in that place when all that you wanted to accomplish this next year is complete and you are happy, healthy and feeling good!
who you are with and how it all feels.
When you are ready, open your eyes and write in your journal or notebook describing the vision you have for that moment at the end of the year. Write as if you are in the present… “I am sitting now on the deck of my new home overlooking the ocean.” Whatever!
MAKE THIS YOUR BEST YEAR YET!
at various times throughout the year!
You’ll be surprised where you are at the end of the year!
* Taken from an exercise in Entering the Thriver Zone. See below.
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One kind of writing prompt that I like to use is to start with a quote. Here is a stimulating quote from Tobias Wolff, author of This Boy’s Life, a memoir that was made into a movie with Leonardo DeCaprio and Robert DeNiro. Read it first and then choose one or both of the prompts to write from.
You are invited to post what you wrote in the comments below.
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