Journaling has played a huge role in the goals I’ve achieved in my life – financially, professionally, and personally. I first started journaling on a consistent basis in 2018. I was 29 years old and had decided that I wanted to run City Girl Savings full-time. I joined an online course and one of our action items was to answer journal prompts and repeat beliefs we wanted to be true.
I found myself being more focused, centered, and able to make decisions that would help me reach my goals. The online course ended, but the journaling routines stuck with me. Now, I journal my thoughts, feelings, fears, and beliefs daily. I also journal out my goals and the things I want to happen. I love going back to old journal entries and seeing the growth over time. If you’ve been wanting to start journaling, but don’t know where to start, this article is for you! I’m sharing 6 journal prompts to lead you to success.
6 Journal Prompts to Lead You to Success
#1 What are 5 beliefs I want to be true about myself?
As you write out these beliefs, phrase them in a way that makes them already true. For example:
- I run a multi-million dollar financial coaching company.
- I am the kind of person who wakes up at 5am everyday to work out.
- My heart is open to giving and receiving love.
#2 When I think about money, the first thoughts and feelings that come up are…?
As you answer this journal prompt, take the time to feel what comes up for you as you ask yourself the prompt. Take each feeling or thought and expand on them. Why does it make you feel that way? Why did you have that thought come in?
#3 Write a short paragraph detailing what you want your life to look like 3 years from now.
Take today’s date and add 3 years. For example:
The day is 10/20/2026 and I just woke up feeling a wave of gratitude. I got my morning workout in, made breakfast for my family, and journaled my thoughts, feelings and goals. I’m living in my dream house, and I run my business full-time.
Once you’ve completed this prompt, I want you to save it somewhere you can access in the future. Then, set a reminder on your phone for one year from now to come back and look at it.
#4 If money were no object, I would do…?
As you answer this journal prompt, DREAM BIG! Don’t let thoughts of “well, I don’t need to be a millionaire” creep in and hold you back. The point is that money is NO concern, so what would you do? What would your days be filled with? How would you spend your time?
#5 I am the happiest when I’m…?
If you’re unsure of what your goals are or what you want the future to look like, this journal prompt can help you pinpoint the things that make you feel happiest. Once you’ve identified those things, you can start connecting the dots for ways to make sure they’re always in your life.
#6 What is one thing I can do today to get me closer to my dream life?
Whatever your answer is to this journal prompt, take the action! Often times, we feel the destination is so far away that we don’t even realize that we have to take the first step. Small steps everyday can lead to big progress over time.
Each of the journal prompts above help you think about what you want out of life, what your purpose is and phrase your responses in a way that makes those things already true! Phrasing it that way helps your brain believe it to be true. When the brain believes it, you can start doing things that will help you achieve them. Do you currently journal on a regular basis? What prompts have helped you build the habit? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!