“The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot for the next 30 days?”
~Matt Cutts, Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days
I talk a lot about habit building & routines. Probably because I’m not good at them, so I am always building & rebuilding, creating new schemes. Well, it’s that time again.
To that end I have been doing some researching. I’ve watched a few videos on the topic. There is so much good information on the topic, I’ve decided instead of trying to cram it into one article I’m going to spread it out over the week.
Since it’s the first of the month, I thought a great place to start would be a video on trying something for thirty days.
There’s a few things I learned while doing these 30-day challenges. The first was, instead of the months flying by, forgotten, the time was much more memorable. This was part of a challenge I did to take a picture every day for a month. And I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that day. I also noticed that as I started to do more and harder 30-day challenges, my self-confidence grew. I went from desk-dwelling computer nerd to the kind of guy who bikes to work –for fun. Even last year, I ended up hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. I would never have been that adventurous before I started my 30-day challenges.
I’ve decided not to say what I’m doing because in a related video, Derek Sivers makes the point, “Repeated psychology tests have proven that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen.” I need all the help I can get, so we’ll see how this goes. I did it today, so that’s a start!