It’s the last day of 2012, we’re still here, and a new year beckons. Brad Paisley said, “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
In my opinion every day is like that but the start of a new year, a new 365 days, gives us a starting point to begin anew. Exciting right?
Last year my challenge was to complete 10,000 push-ups by doing 35 each day. To complete it I had to quickly jump down and do 35 before I wrote this.Mission Accomplished! That is very cool, for me. I actually did 10,325.
What did I learn from doing this challenge? That it is very hard to do something everyday you’re not passionate about. I would be doing them just before I went to bed or having to get out of bed to do them. Crazy stuff. But the feeling of completing them everyday was well worth it. I’m going to have a new exercise goal for 2013 and this has given me the confidence I can complete anything.
In 2013 my big challenge is to cook twice a week. For a lot of people that might not seem a big challenge. Let me tell you that for me it is and it’s going to require learning new skills and being very organised.
To help anyone else who might be interested in learning a new skill I have a giveaway for you. My book for the year is The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss. I like the idea of being an experiment of one and Tim always has new things I can try. Some things stick, others don’t work for me, and that is the idea.
To enter the draw all you have to do is reply to this email with your challenge for 2013. I will then put all those challenge’s on my blog, put everyone’s name in a hat, and draw a winner.
If you’re afraid of having your challenge public I have this advice for you. Putting my push-up challenge out there made me accountable to a lot of people. Being accountable pushed me to do my 35 everyday. Doing 35 push-ups everyday made a difference to my life in ways I hadn’t counted on.
I don’t expect many entries for this because not many people have the guts to be accountable and responsible for their actions these days. I hope you’re one of those that do %%First Name%% and I’m looking forward to reading your challenge and supporting you to complete it.
Write your 2013 Challenge.
Remember it doesn’t have to be big. 35 push-ups a day isn’t a big number. Doing them everyday, e v e r y d a y, is a challenge. But I’ve done it and I’m smiling. What could you be smiling about this time next year??
My best and happy 2013.