Woo hoo! I just completed 30 days of writing a daily blog post. I haven’t written 30 consecutive, regular posts in a year, let alone in a month.
That’s why I like 30 Day Challenges. It’s long enough to be difficult but not long enough to be daunting. You can stretch yourself but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s a great way to test out a habit that you might want to form.
For example, I took the 30 Day Challenge to try out the Miracle Morning. At the end of February, I committed to getting up earlier and doing my SAVERS before starting my day. I’ve been doing it for 95 days now. Safe to say that it is an established habit.
I just finished my daily blog post challenge and while I enjoyed the challenge, I found it a bit stressful. Sorry, Seth Godin and Austin Kleon (who both say everyone should do a daily blog), but a daily blog post isn’t in the cards for me right now. It was a good kick in the pants though and showed me that I could post more regularly than I have been.
I’m going to shoot for a weekly post for the rest of the year. I’ve tried it a few times before and failed miserably but now the thought of only posting weekly seems so easy! (Note to self: Don’t get cocky.)
For the month of June, I’m going to commit to writing 3 pages of script a day. Hopefully, I’ll write more; but if I do 3, I’ll be happy and will have made my target.
To paraphrase Jim Rohn “the purpose of a goal isn’t to reach your goal, it’s to become the kind of person capable of reaching your goals.” Each time you set a goal and strive to reach it, you become a better version of yourself. Even when you don’t reach the goal, if you’ve tried to reach it, you’ve grown.
Do you have any goals or habits that you’d like to try out for 30 Days?
© 2019 Peter Gruner