Journaling Tips from Leonardo Da Vinci

Laura Novakowski  -  Feb 22, 2011  -  Comments Off on Journaling Tips from Leonardo Da Vinci

From a very young age, I have been an avid proponent of writing in a journal. People often ask me the best approach to successful journaling. Upon scavenging my bookshelves, I found The How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci Workbook by Michael Gelb. Through seven Da Vinci principles, Gelb creates the perfect exercises to self-assessment, reflect and journal.

Da Vinci’s Seven Principles

– an “insatiably curious approach to life and unrelenting quest for continuous learning”.

Dimostrazione is “a commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistake”.

Sensazione is “the continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience”.

Cryptic is “a willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty”.

Arte/scienza is “the development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination”.

Corporalità is “the cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise”.

Connessione is “a recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena”.

Gelb does a masterful job to help expand the creative juices and think like Leonardo Da Vinci.

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