Journal prompts are a great way to dig deep inside and find out what’s blocking you from success. Is it your circumstances? Your mindset? A bit of both?

Through writing, you can uncover what’s holding you back from success. And once you find out what thoughts, feelings and circumstances are holding you back, you can untangle that mess.

You can then intentionally create a new, successful timeline for yourself by way of a positive growth mindset and taking action in the direction of your dreams.

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Journal prompts for success

How does mindset affect success?

Often, when we are used to things being a certain way, we don’t question them. We overlook our feelings, thoughts, and circumstances and take them for granted. We fail to see how our past, our culture, and society has shaped our belief system around success.

That’s where journaling can help you see things in your life that are obvious that you never noticed before, and most importantly, your own mindset around success.

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What is a positive growth mindset?

A positive growth mindset simply means you believe your talents and skills can be developed with efforts. A PGM is an optimistic mindset by nature, but it’s more about having a belief in self-growth and abilities.

This is as opposed to a fixed mindset, in which one believes their gifts, talents, and abilities are “set” and they cannot learn or achieve something because “that’s just how it is.”

A positive growth mindset may just be one of the most important variables in achieving success. That’s why we need to journal about it!

So without further wait, here are 25 journal prompts for success and a positive growth mindset.

**Scroll to the end of this post to download this list of free printable journal prompts for success!

25 Journal Prompts for Success

  1. What is your definition of success right now?
  2. How does success look to you 5 years from now?
  3. What actions can you take to meet your goals today, this week, this month?
  4. How much do you believe in yourself and why?
  5. What kind of support network do you have to support your goals?
  6. What messages about success did you get growing up?
  7. Who or what shaped your ideas of success?
  8. How flexible are your plans for success? How detailed are they? And how important are they?
  9. What do you tell yourself about success?
  10. And what do the people around you and society say?
  11. Do you think you deserve success? Why or why not?
  12. How will you feel once you reach success?
  13. What successes have you already experienced in your life?
  14. List all your strengths and how you can use them to build success.
  15. How can you work around your weaknesses?
  16. What message do you want to send to the world with your success?
  17. What do you need to heal or what needs fixing first to become successful? (Maybe nothing, but it’s good to know.)
  18. Name 10 emotions tied to the word “success”.
  19. What are your hobbies and interests, and how can they fuel your success?
  20. How committed to success are you?
  21. What excites you the most about having success?
  22. What will you do with your success when you reach it?
  23. Write out a 5 year plan for your success.
  24. Describe how hard work is connected to success and how you feel about working hard for success.
  25. How can you improve your outcomes for success?

How to keep up a positive growth mindset about success

Maintaining a positive growth mindset is ongoing. If I feel I’m not doing well with something,  I try to remind myself that it’s Ok. I will learn or improve if I keep at it. It’s Ok not to be perfect, and failing is learning.

After a while, it becomes second nature to maintain a positive growth mindset.

Manifesting even more success with journal writing

More ideas for success journaling include using affirmations for success, journaling your shareable ideas, and journaling your ideal lifestyle. With journaling, you can continuously refine your plans for success.

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Journaling affirmations for success:

You can try writing positive affirmations for success. An example of success journaling would be something like “I feel more and more successful every day.” Affirmations train your brain to think a certain way. And thinking affirmations of success can help to manifest success by increasing motivation and inspiration.

Journaling your shareable ideas:

You can plan out what you want to share in your journal first to test-drive ideas. I journal new blogging and art print ideas all the time. You could journal new teaching ideas, new health care ideas, new business ideas, and more.

Lifestyle design journaling:

Another great way to journal your success is to write about your ideal lifestyle, using every possible detail. Journaling your ideal life is a great way to help manifest it, as writing helps you get crystal clear on what you want. Once you know what you want, you can make a plan to attain it.


If you’ve never tried journaling your feelings about success, you may be surprised at what you discover. That’s the best thing about journaling; it helps reveal a lot of hidden emotions.

Journaling is also amazing for making plans for success, jotting down ideas, and getting creative. Once you have your plans in place and your mind is clear, it’s easier to take action to create your success.

I hope you enjoyed these journal prompts for success!

**You can download your free printable journal prompts for success right here:

Free printable journal prompts for success -PDF printable journal prompts.

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