When we confuse our being with what we do, our personal value and self-esteem become linked to our performance in our various roles. Conversely, when able to distinguish between what we do and who we are, we avoid the emotional instability that results from identifying ourselves with our accomplishments. Thus, we can boost our performance in all the different roles we decide to take on without the pressure that we often feel due this responsibility.
Journaling with my Daily JO has helped me to know myself on a deeper level than I ever thought possible. It’s like I’m slowly peeling off layers to discover new qualities that I didn’t know I possessed. A journal is only a tool, but in any endeavor, having the right tools and keeping them sharp makes a huge difference. Using these tools consistently, slowly, patiently, gets you the desired results.