Journal Entry: DaRayl Davis-01/12/2024

Journal Entry


The Creator uses every aspect of our being – spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual – to communicate with us. When we learn to look for answers inwardly rather than outwardly, we no longer give people, institutions or traditions authority to define who we are or what we can become. The key is within. I will search inward until I find it.

Quote of the Day:

“Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew the key to their dreams lies within.

– George Washington Carver
Inventor and Educator

1. One thing I can get excited about today is expanding my Intellectual Property Portfolio.

2. If one word could describe the kind of person I want to become, then that word is Introspective; and why I chose it is
because I recognize the value in looking inside for answers.

3. I would know that today was a great success at the end of the day if I did, said, or felt this…I used my talents, time, energy and attention wisely in order to make meaningful and measurable progress.

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 that I really appreciated today was the moment during band practice when we were all in sync.

2. A situation or task I handled well today was working on my application for a Certificate of Appealability

3. Something I realized or learned today was three partners of McKinsey published a report called “The War of Talent”. The
report was widely read and eventually became a best-selling book.

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 – 4
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” – 4
COURAGE: I shared my real self, thoughts, and feelings today – 5