The Daily Examen
I was listing to my usual morning run podcast, and a single nugget kept nudging me to write that down way after I finished that run and episode.
It was from the wonderful On Being podcast with Krista Tippet, and this episode was a conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz founder and CEO of the Acumen Foundation. You can listen to this episode here.
Back to that nugget, it was a nicely suggested “plug-in” to experiment with these days into my Black Book journal. I’ll leave you with the conversation and for you to judge why this nugget was worth sharing and exploring.
Tippett, Host: you describe in the book how you have modified the Jesuit Examen, which is supposed to be five steps. And I’ve tried this, so I found this useful because I never was able to stick with the five steps.
Novogratz: I try to do it every day. I don’t do it every single day. But when I do do it, my day is different; and that is,
- to start with intention. What do you want to accomplish in the day? Who do you want to be?
- And then check-in with yourself later and ask yourself how you did. Do an account.
- And what did you learn from it?
- And then, importantly, forgive yourself for what you didn’t do or what you did poorly.
- And then the most important part of all is to express gratitude.
And when I do those acts, whether you call it three or four, I feel like I’m moving, and I’m also, at the same time, grounded. #