The 100 Day Goal Journal – A Book Review

The 100 Day Goal Journal - A Book Review

My Thoughts on the 100 Day Goal Journal:

The Layout

The 100 Day Goal Journal is a very sturdy book that does not quite open completely flat, but the pages feel nice and smooth and are of a bright white that is very inviting. There is almost no ghosting when I am using the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, which tends to bleed through a lot of journals I have purchased in the past. However, this is not really a journal to decorate, rather one that focuses on taking action, so I would imagine that this is a lot less of a concern for some of you interested in purchasing this book.

I like the size of the book a tiny bit shorter than my Moleskine bullet journal. It is undated, so you can begin your challenge at any point throughout the year.

The instructions

While the pages are pretty much self-explanatory in their structure and layout, the Author took their time to thoroughly go through each section and how to fill it out, without boring you with any fluff. That theme continues throughout the journal: Everything that is in there is necessary, but not more, and I really appreciated that from this workbook type journal.

Usability

If you are completely new to goal setting, and how to create a success mindset, this journal maybe a little too advanced for you. I understand the impulse to want to start taking action, but I would first suggest reading a few books on growth mindset, how to create your own mission and life goals, and positive thinking before diving into this challenging book. However, you do not need to be an expert, but you should have enough drive and enthusiasm for your goal to push you through to the end, otherwise, it will only be another book that eventually in a few days gets tossed into a corner. Do the foundational work first, then tackled this book. The Motivation Myth by Jeff Hayden and Atomic Habits by James Clear will help you stick with your goals, in addition to this journal

How I use the book

As with most journals and workbooks, I do not write into the book itself, because these books are way too precious to me to just use once. There are many goals I want to achieve, therefore many 100 Day challenges I have and will have laid out for myself in the future.

What I do instead is, that I copy the prompts each day into my digital journal, and I fill them out there. My digital journal is a set up I use in Notion, but you can use any digital or paper platform that you are comfortable with. I do not think, however, that the book opens flat enough for you to copy the pages in a copier, so that is a little bit of a bummer.

Every day has a morning section and a section that you fill out every evening. In addition to that, there is a detailed progress review page every 10 entries, so that you can evaluate your overall progress. At the end of the book, there are a few lined pages that are unstructured for you to use as you please.

The questions are simple, straightforward, and always the same. There is nothing in this journal that is out of the ordinary or makes the reader especially excited, but it does its job when it comes to providing a clear path, and a chance to hold yourself accountable.

It is useful and pretty in its simplicity, and effective if you are willing to put the work into your goal. As a focus tool and a result tracker, I like this book better than some of its competitions, because it takes away the fluff. Oh, and the author did not forget to include the very important section for a daily gratitude practice, which I liked.

Conclusion:

It is an effective, helpful journal that goes straight to the point: how to achieve your goal in 100 Days. Finding the drive, motivation, willpower, and energy to follow through is up to the reader.

Book Rating:

4.5 out 5 Stars

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Book Details:

Title: The 100 Day Goal Journal

Author: John Lee Dumas

Publisher: Sterling

Publish Date: November 6th, 2018

Genre: Journal, Goal-Setting

 

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