A few months ago, I decided to make a commitment to myself to start a new 30 day challenge every 30 days to begin tackling my goals. My first 30 day challenge of blogging every day was really successful.
My second 30 day challenge was a bit of a bust. Partly because I lost track of what my 30 day challenge was (I tried to do two at once) and also because I got a bit lazy. The two 30 day challenges I was trying to implement was to start watching a TED Talk every day and to meditate for 20 minutes each day.
I’ve realized that in order to make a 30 day challenge work, you really need to focus on one new habit. So, my one habit that I’m going to be working on for the next 28 days (I started two days ago) is to bring back writing “Morning Pages” which are part of the Artist’s Way Course. I’ve talked about the Artist’s way a lot in my posts because it has been one of the most valuable personal development activities I’ve ever done.
In terms of my failed 30 day challenges (TED Talks and Daily Meditation), I’m going to still work on making these regular habits but I’m going try to bring them back one at at time starting next month.
Let’s start off this fine Monday morning with a little inspiration.
One of the reasons why I love this TED Talk is because it’s so relevant to everyone. We all want to be right all the time. Last week, a colleague of mine corrected me on a word that I had used incorrectly (medium vs. media) in a presentation. My initial reaction was that of shock because I’ve been using that word for years in the wrong context but after a few seconds, I instantly appreciated the feedback. Sure my ego took a beating but at the end of the day I gained a valuable growth opportunity.
So my advice for the day is to set aside your ego and embrace being wrong. Being wrong helps us grow and widen our perspective.
Great ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s what you do with that idea that matters.
Lot’s of people get stuck thinking that they need to find their life purpose or have their business idea solid before they can make the leap. You don’t necessarily need to have everything ready to go at once. You just need to take incremental steps forward to making your dream, business or idea a reality.
It’s easy to get stuck thinking that your conditions have to change or that you’re too busy with life to move towards your goals and dreams.
Over the last few 30 days, I have been blogging every day as a challenge to myself to be creative and to develop new content for the blog. Publishing a new blog post every day has been fantastic in terms of being able to share new ideas with the online community and also to develop a focus for the content of this blog.
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine this morning and she told me about this really interesting TED Talk she had watched about “Why 30 is not the new 20″. She warned me that after watching this video, I might feel a greater urgency to get going on defining my twenties.
For anybody who is in their twenties or knows somebody in their twenties. Watch this video! I took 3 pages of notes from this 14 minute talk and I think the ideas are incredibly relevant.