Evidence Logs & Success Journals
What is a success log? How to use an evidence journal? Why is it smart to celebrate driftwood?
Let’s take it from the top …
Remember that we get what we focus on.
That’s why successful manifesting includes training our attention to see results.
That’s what success logs, evidence journals and driftwood spotting are for. It helps us spotlight what’s going right so we are in alignment to 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 helpful to be good at redirecting attention back to where it serves you.
Let’s review these methods for accomplishing that attention redirection:
A success log is 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.
Example: Since joy is my idea of success, I keep a “happiest moments” thread over at Good Vibe University. (It’s an easy way to be a match for more good news!)
An evidence journal is basically the same thing – a written record of signs indicating your dream is on its way. It’s like a collection of reasons to believe in your manifesting skills as well as your expectation of getting what you want.
This is a powerful way to remedy the habit of dismissing or ignoring the always-available-proof that things are working out for us.
An example could be you’re intending to lose weight, and you capture evidence like:
- catching a favorable glimpse of your reflection as you pass a window
- an old friend mentions you’re looking great
- your sister is losing weight on the same exercise plan you’re using
It’s not the full shebang of what we’re manifesting, but it’s a sign that we’re on the right track.
Driftwood spotting is where we consciously notice and 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 moving 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 gets engaged.
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 the runway leading to your happy ending. Rather than concluding it was “close but not quite” or “it’s not happening,” we see these signs of land as proof we’re getting closer.
Whatever you call your process of noticing what’s going right, it’s a skill that serves your manifesting success immensely.
Learning to spot the progress as you go is an easy way to acclimate to the fully manifested form of what you want.