Daily Journaling Prompts for October 2017

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Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in October! This gives everyone some new ideas for journaling, and can help take the pressure off to think of something to journal about every day, especially for folks doing our Page Per Day Challenge.

This month’s themes are talent and skills!

1: What do you want to do this month? Write your goals for the month, and think about what you need to do to accomplish them.

2: What are you excited about in the coming month?

3: Talent is usually thought of as something that is innate, and skills are usually thought of as things we learn how to do. Think of things you are good at: how much do you think is down to natural talent, and how much is you having learned and worked at it?

4: Do you think people are born with specific natural talents? Why or why not?

5: Do you think you can change what you are talented at over the course of your life? Why or why not?

6: This month is Inktober! Participants do one ink drawing every day this month. Even if you don’t normally draw, this is a good way to get into drawing and expressing yourself artistically. For today’s journal entry, draw something in ink! If you need some inspiration on what to draw, you can see the official daily prompts list here.

7: Do you think of yourself as artistic? Why or why not?

8: What are some of your favorite inspirations to draw/ write?

9: Think of someone you know who is especially good at something. How much of their ability do you think has do to with innate talent, and how much to learned skills?

10: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein Do you believe that Einstein had no special talent? What would indicate this?

11: Which do you think is more important: innate talent, or working to learn skills?

12: Which do you think is more important: knowing how to do something, or being persistent and dedicated in your work?

13: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”  Kevin Durant What does this quote mean to you? How can you apply this in your life?

14: Do you feel you are reaching your potential with your talents and skills?

15: Mid-month review! How are your goals coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of this month?

16: If you could be better at any skill, which skill would you choose? Why?

17: What would you need to do to become better at your chosen skill? Would you need to take classes, consult an expert, practice often, etc? Make a list of what you would need to do to become very good at this skill.

18: Look at your list from yesterday. Do you feel these actions are achievable? Why or why not? If not, what is keeping them from being achievable?

19: Even if your chosen skill and actions toward them are not realistic, list what you could do that would bring you closer to this skill. For example, if your dream is to be an Olympic gold medal ice skater but you’ve never skated in your life, how can you start? Where in your area could you learn to ice skate? Can you take lessons? Make a list or a mind map of what you can realistically do to bring yourself closer to learning your desired skills.

20: Make a timeline of what you can do and when you can take action to improve your desired new skills.

21: Which skills do you currently have that you would like to improve? Why would you like to improve them?

22: What can you do to improve these skills? Make lists or mind maps to plan how you will improve.

23: What resources/ help do you need to improve these skills?

24: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan What does this quote mean to you?

25: How do you use your talent and skills to work with others?

26: Think of a time now or in the past when you worked with others as a team. Which of your skills were utilized in the teamwork? What skills did the other team members bring?

27: Which of your skills do you feel are often overlooked or not utilized enough in a team setting?

28: What can you do to bring your skills to the forefront?

29: Which of your skills and/ or talents are you most proud of?

30: What good things happened this month? What were your favorite moments this month?

31: Happy Halloween! Month review! How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on?

The new Daily Journaling Prompts list for the next month comes out on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for November’s DJPs here on Quo Vadis blog Wednesday October 25th!

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