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Here’s a simple list of the 5 most important W’s in your life. I don’t know who wrote them originally but they have become a popular tool for replacing discouragement with motivation. I hope they may be beneficial to you or someone you know. You could even use them as a journal prompt.


Who you are is what makes you special. Do not change for anyone.
Journal Prompt : Who are you? What makes you unique?


What lies ahead will always be a mystery. Do not be afraid to explore.
Journal Prompt : What does your dream of the future look like?


When life pushes you over, you push back harder.
Journal Prompt : What are some coping skills you use when life gets tough? Who are is in your support network?


Where there are choices to make, make the one you won’t regret.
Journal prompt : Describe a time when you had to make a hard decision. What did you do? How did you do it?


Why things happen will never be certain. Take it in stride and move forward
Journal prompt : What are some of the things in life that bring joy? Return to this list when things get tough to remind you of what you can be grateful for.

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