Life is about Challenges. We all wish we were incredible people that go everywhere and do everything but there’s one problem: life is riddled with hard work, obstacles to overcome and challenges to work through. Sometimes those challenges are easy but often they’re really tough. I find the hardest part is not the obstacle itself and finding help to get through it but the motivation to keep working day after day. That energy waxes and wanes and eventually dies on many projects and we’re left with a huge list of unfinished things to do that we don’t even want to look at.
To battle that I’m going to start instigating some challenges for myself. I have a serious problem with starting too many things and trying to do them all. It doesn’t work, trust me. One thing at a time is the only way to go. Each month I’ll have a different challenge. I’m calling them Spark Challenges. Just like a spark gets a fire start, a challenge can get a positive habit started for the rest of your life.
I’ll introduce the Spark Challenge at the beginning of the month and wrap things up at the end. During the challenge I’ll provide 2 or 3 updates of how things are going. Everything will be linked from this page. After checking out the challenges, hit up the feedback section at the bottom for what I want to hear from you.
Next Challenge (September)
Ship it Challenge
Ship it Challenge – Finish as many things as possible over the course of the month. Small tasks, large tasks, anything.
Caffeine Challenge – No caffeine for 30 days
Fitness Challenge – at least 30 minutes of activity (more than walking) for 30 days straight. Try and mix this one up so that it’s not 30 days straight of the same activity.
Guitar – I’ve been dying to learn guitar. There is even one sitting beside me right now staring me in the face. I’ve always put other things higher on the list and it hasn’t gotten done yet. Time for a Spark Challenge.
No Paper Books or Magazines – Spend 30 days to finish reading any paper books and magazines and never go back.
Meditation – I’ve never tried meditating before but no time like the present to start!
Friends also doing Challenges
I’d love to hear what you think about the challenge idea. Is it crazy? Awesome? Meh?
Also, are you doing a challenge right now? In the future? I want to hear from you and add to the list. Maybe we could have a challenge-off and see who can learn the most in a month?