Evidence Logs & Success Journals
What is a success log? How do you use an evidence journal? What is driftwood spotting?
Your questions answered here …
Let’s first remember that we get what we focus on. Which is why much of deliberate creation work is about training our attention toward success.
That’s what success logs, evidence journals and driftwood spotting are for. It helps us spotlight what’s going right so we experience more of that.
It’s ridiculously easy to notice what’s going wrong and to imagine what we don’t want (i.e. worrying and doubting), so it’s a huge help to have a process for redirecting attention back where it’s helpful.
Let’s review these methods for accomplishing that:
A success log is simply a written tally of things going your way. It could be an ongoing list of happy manifestations, a journal of wins and triumphs, or however else you want to capture in writing the experiences and things you appreciate.
Since joy is my idea of success, I keep a “happiest moments” thread updated over at Good Vibe University.
The only thing better than spotlighting your happiness for your own eyes is getting other powerful creators in on the act with you. Imagine a couple hundred powerful focusers holding visions of your happiness – that’s leverage!
An evidence journal is also a written tally (in list or journal form) of the signs that your dream is coming true. It’s a collection of reasons that amp your belief in your manifesting skills as well as your expectation of getting what you want.
This is an effective exercise for deliberate creators who find it easy to dismiss or forget the proof that shows things are working out for us.
An example could be you’re intending to lose weight, and you capture evidence like:
- catching a very favorable glimpse of your reflection as you pass the shop window
- an old high school friend tells you’ve never looked better
- your sister is losing weight on the same exercise plan you’re using
Driftwood spotting is where we consciously celebrate the signs that we’re getting closer to our dream come true. (Driftwood is what sailors rejoice in when they’re looking for land.)
Sometimes people interpret “driftwood” in a negative way rather than seeing it as a signal that they’re headed in the right direction. Like when a prospective client reaches out, but doesn’t ultimately hire you. Or when you’re manifesting big money and you find a nickel in the parking lot. Or when you’re ready for a romance of a lifetime, and your best friend falls in love.
The key to successful driftwood spotting is to recognize that these things are signs of your alignment, and to see these winks from Universe as lighting the runway ahead to your happy ending. Rather than concluding it was “close, but not quite” we see these “signs of land” as proof that we’re getting closer to our dream come true.
These processes are very similar and also very effective. No matter what you call it, developing the skill of seeing things going right will serve your manifesting success immensely.
How do you use evidence journals and success logs in your law of attraction work?