Have you ever taken on a task that you thought was maybe just a little bit of a stretch for you and that you might not be able to accomplish?
It may have even been something that you thought would be good for you, but you just weren’t convinced it could be done. But you did it anyway! Have you ever done that?
If you have, then you know it can teach you a thing or two about persistence, and that you can learn a little about yourself as well.
I decided to tackle such an endeavor about three months ago when I enthusiastically entered the “30 Day Blogging Challenge” that was thrown down by my friend Connie Green.
I even got into it a day or two late…
The rules were pretty simple. Anyone who decided to accept the challenge had to post 30 times to their blog over a 30 day period. There was a 200-word limit, and of course the subject matter could not be obscene. On the one hand, it sounded like a lot of fun. On the other hand, I was working on a couple of projects at the time, and it was probably going to be pretty hard. Plus, as many of you know, I sometimes struggle to stay withing the 200-word window, so if I was going to complete the challenge, I would probably end up with 30 1,000-word posts. A lot of work for a guy with limited time and who was entering the challenge a couple days behind schedule…
I weighed the pros and cons and decided to dive in anyway.
Well, I completed the challenge, posting my 30th entry on the 30th day. It was quite an accomplishment, if I do say so myself. I remember that there was a point somewhere in the middle of the fun where I needed to average two posts per day for a week straight just to keep myself on target. I just kept pushing forward.
I also wanted to make sure that the posts were purposeful for all of my readers and not just filler to get to my goal. I believe that I succeeded with that as well. In fact, I picked up a whole bunch of readers along the way, many of whom have signed up to receive weekly insights and updates and who wish to have an even more meaningful connection to Habitual Victory. Just so you know…that’s why I write!
Finishing the “30 Day Blogging Challenge” was invigorating to say the least. It left me with a strong feeling of accomplishment and the idea that I had just done something that was beyond my comfort zone, and for all the right reasons. I had the chance to read some other excellent blogs throughout the month and I made some great new friends.
(For more about the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, visit Connie’s site HERE)
The best part about doing something that doesn’t necessarily seem doable at first glance, is it allows you to experience your self at a higher level and your life in a different place than you have been to that point. I truly believe that you’ll never know how far you can go until you’re willing to go too far.
So, how about it? Have you ever taken on a formidable task and completed it? If so, then you definitely know the sense of accomplishment that I’m talking about. You probably found out just how well you operate under an increased amount of pressure, even if that pressure may have been slightly self-imposed. And I’m certain that you experienced personal growth at a significant level.
Let me ask you this…would you do it again?
Well, here I go…