If you follow me on Instagram (I’m “Jon Acuff”) or on Twitter, then you already know that I’m a big fan of the post-it note. I like to keep a few stuck to my computer and my wall as a way to remember short, powerful things I’m apt to forget.
Here are four that I’ve got right now:
I wrote this one to myself as a reminder about why I’m writing books, writing blogs, speaking, etc. It’s easy for me to get wrapped up in the chase for approval, and approval is ultimately a terrible fuel for dreams.
One of my FinishYear goals is to transcribe Proverbs. I came across this one and it seemed perfect for this year. As I face new challenges and opportunities, it helps me remember that I should be actively seeking wisdom in everything I do.
3. What’s Next
This is a note for me about patience. I tend to get obsessed with “What’s next? What’s next? What’s next?” And in doing so, I often fail to see “What’s now.”
Stephen Pressfield, who I wrote about in the Brag Table, gave me this. It’s from his book War of Art and it’s simple and perfect.
Today’s Tuesday Task is for you to find a thought that is noteworthy and then hang it up. If you want to tweet a photo of it, once you’re done, all the better.
But in the meantime, what’s one idea you could put on a note to yourself?