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The 30 Day Challenge

Matt Cutts of Google fame presented at TED on the 30 Day Challenge. It was inspiring and motivating. Over the past few years, I’ve learned that every worthwhile change in my life came because:

1) I was ready
2) The change was bite-sized
3) I only had to last a short time before it became habit.

In 2005, I smoked a pack a day. I drank 6-10 Dr. Pepper’s per day. I ate 2-3 fast food meals per day. I drank almost no water. And I was thin. I weighed maybe 220 pounds. By 2010, I weighed 280 pounds, but I’d made drastic changes in my life and those incremental, bite-sized choices took me to another place in life.

Today I weigh 240 pounds, I’m losing fat without exercise. I eat healthier than anyone I know. I’m still growing and changing and being transformed each day. All because I started making one choice at a time five years ago.

The Premise

Do something you’ve wanted to do but haven’t followed through. Do it for 30 days. That’s it. Give yourself permission to stop at Day 31. That means you only have to hold on for one month. By the time you reach Day 30, many things will have become second nature, or habit. Those you may keep. The things that you can’t wait to be over can be over, and you’ll have the benefit of an experience worth living.

Here’s Matt sharing some of his 30 Day Challenges:

And Now for My FIRST 30 Day Challenge:

So that’s final. I’m going to do this. For better or worse, I am GOING to blog every single day for the next 30 days. Each post may only be a paragraph, but that’s not important. The important part is to be consistent.

I really want to see whether I develop a mindset of blogging daily. If it’s a habit I can retain, all the better!

What would you do for 30 days just to have the experience?

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