Keeping A Personal Journal: How Important Is It?
A journal is a chroological record of a person. It is sometimes referred to as a diary. A personal journal gives the owner the opportunity to record events as they occur in his life. It also offers him the golden opportunity to pen down ideas as they come to him from time to time.
Most persons are unsure about what should be the content of a personal journal. It is not however as complicated as they imagine. After a day's activities, you pen down a summary of the day in a few lines. Write about the ideas, motivation, inspirations, fears, achievements, difficulties, et cetera of that day.
There are a plethora of reasons why we must all keep a personal journal. Firstly, it serves as a backup file for our brains. Humans to a great extent forget easily, by keeping a personal journal, they are sure to remember. Also, it gives posterity a better understanding of how one led his life. An Africann proverb says; "when an aged man dies, a library is burnt to-the ground". We must all avoid this.
What other reasons do you think inspired the greats to keep personal journals.