Journal Entry: DaRayl Davis-01/10/2024

Journal Entry


Life offers reasons or results. Achievers discover that results are the only things that matter. The enjoyment we derive from life is inversely proportional to how much we blame our circumstances. I blame no one for my circumstances or conditions. Today, I choose to be happy.

Quote of the Day:

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing
and appreciating what we do have. ”

– Friedrich Koenig.

1. One thing I can get excited about today is participating in the music rehearsal for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

2. If one word could describe the kind of person I want to be today, then that word is “Achiever”; and why I chose it is because I am committed to achieving my dreams and goals. I will not accept reasons or excuses. I will achieve positive results.

1. Improve my character and build my integrity through my SPEED Work.
2. Learn something new.
3. Create and contribute something of value.

1. A moment I really appreciated today was speaking with Rick.
2. A situation or task that I handled well today was my practice time in preparation for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program.
3. Something that I realized or learned today was that Yates, the keyboarder and piano instructor, was the keyboarder for Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions back in the early 90’s.

Give yourself a score of 1 to 5 on the following statements related to the habits in the book “High Performance Habits.”
A “1” is low and a “5” is high.

CLARITY: I knew my “why” and lived intentionally today – 5
PRODUCTIVITY: I worked on things that mattered most today – 5
ENERGY: I managed my mental and physical energy well – 5
INFLUENCE: I guided or treated others well today – 5
NECESSITY: I felt it was necessary to be my best and made success a “must” – 5
COURAGE: I shared my real self, thoughts, and feelings today – 5