While driving the other day I thought about all the changes “I say” I want to make in my life. It was at that moment when I realized I needed to do more than add lip service. I needed to take immediate action if I wanted any amount of change to occur. But at the same time I knew I had to be honest with myself. You see, I am a good starter of things but at times when I tend to grow bored, I will jump on to the next big interest. So I have vowed to make a change, to make a commitment to myself to implement the knowledge I have obtained over the years from reading my many self-help books. It is a known fact that knowledge is power only when that knowledge is implemented. Now it is time to take action!
In my desire to take action is when I arrived at the idea of giving myself a challenge, a 90 day challenge to implement change into my life.
I wanted to give myself purpose and a reason to continue to follow through. Yes I have challenged myself in other ways such as partnering with a friend for accountability but this time I wanted to make it interesting. After going over several options I finally arrived at one option that would totally take me outside of my comfort zone, which is another reason I wanted to implement change. That option was to not only journal my process but to film a video as well. But hold on, not only to film a video but to post it to YouTube, daily.
Am I crazy?
Hmmm…well maybe just a little bit but I wanted to do something that was totally not normal for me hence the reason for making the 90 day challenge in the first place.
I knew if I made it a public challenge and I posted for everyone to view I had to follow through and it would serve as my daily purpose. I don’t know about you but I have found that my mind functions better when I have given myself a purpose. No, I am not focusing on a particular goal but it is the process I am after at this point. Yes I have a goal to complete the challenge of course but in this case it is the process of making permanent changes I want to implement into my life I am really after.
There is another reason I wanted to challenge myself to change, I have decided I am going to take my retirement. But in the process of taking my retirement I knew I needed something else do daily. I knew I did not want to take another “job” that I had to report to but I wanted to incorporate myself into the home business community. For me to do that successfully I knew I had to change some natural habits and the best way for me complete the mind shift was to challenge myself. This daily mind shift will give me a daily purpose and allow me to become more productive.
I am really excited about the new changes I will be incorporating into my life. It is like I am starting a new chapter, adding a new phase to my life, the next phase, the next phase where the focus is on me and not my now grown children.
A 90 day challenge to implement change into my life is just what I need at this time.
My family is very supportive and excited as well.
But of course I don’t want to be the only one excited about change; I want to invite you on my journey to join me to make changes to your own life. No I don’t expect you do anything as extreme as make a video but you are welcome to tag along with me and leave me your comments of changes you are incorporating into your life as well. I welcome the company and look forward to reading your comments and celebrating small implements of change into your life.
I have already started my challenge. I have posted my first video early this morning. And so it begins…..