Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Daily Review 5: What Is The 30 Day Challenge

Today's daily review talks a little more about what is the 30 day challenge and how should you apply it. If you remember from the monthly review video that I did yesterday, I talked about how to create a checklist of all the things you would like to do on a daily basis. Once you have done that, the hard part is getting through it all. This is especially true when the list starts to bulk up and gain some size to it. And even more so, if you are at a time in your life where you are having trouble getting moving.

That's where I recommend that you look at each of the tasks on your lists as weights. While you might be able to get through your list all in one fell swoop, you might exhaust your self and eventually lose the steam and motivation to keep up the effort daily. You might not be able to get through hardly any tasks at all.

Regardless of whatever your level of motivation, I think the best thing that you can do is work from the very beginning of your system and slowly build up your mental muscle to start building up your strength to tackle the whole list every day with very little effort.

Here's how you do that. You start by taking one of the first things on your list and committing to doing at the very least that one specific tasks for thirty straight days. It's ok to make the task easy if you are just getting started just to prove to yourself that you can do it. Then start adding harder tasks each and every month. Once you complete one thirty day challenge, you have to commit to continuing it from that point forward while adding additional tasks.

Let's take my list for example. The first thing on my list is to get up at six o'clock every morning. This is something that is going to be a challenge for me. I've committed to doing it for thirty straight days.

Once, I've done that, I will move on to the next hardest thing on my list which happens to be walking each and every morning. But at the same time, I would continue getting up early.

The idea behind this strategy is what I call progressive resistance. Start with easy weights (tasks) and add a little more weight (more tasks) each and every month. You'll find that you will get stronger each and every month and will create the momentum you need to move your life forward. And that's what the thirty day challenge is and how it will work.

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