Prompts for Self-Reliance

Prompts for Self-Reliance

To celebrate Emerson’s 208th birthday, The Domino Project republished Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance. Consistent with its message to trust yourself, they’ve launched a 30-day writing challenge:

#Trust30 is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on your now, and to create direction for your future. 30 prompts from inspiring thought-leaders will guide you on your writing journey. Sign up below to receive the prompts by email. If you like this pledge, check out reverb10, it’s inspiring.

My prompt for today:

If ‘the voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks,’ then it is more genuine to be present today than to recount yesterdays. How would you describe today using only one sentence? Tell today’s sentence to one other person. Repeat each day.

Inspired by atomic sentences, I’ve already been doing this for 30 days — with surprising results. What’s your sentence of the day?