Wednesday, January 4, 2012

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

I was reading Cheap Sally's blog the other day about how she is going to participate in 30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth.  She chose to start with 3 of the challenges and then add more in later.  When I read about what challenges she wanted to do and what other challenges there were to chose from I thought it sounded like a lot of fun and a great way to make some positive changes in my life.

Here are the 3 that I have chosen to do:

1. Concentrate on being positive at all times. – The real winners in life cultivate optimism.  They have the ability to manufacture their own happiness and drive.  No matter what the situation, the successful diva is the chick who will always find a way to put an optimistic spin on it.  She knows failure only as an opportunity to grow and learn a new lesson from life.  People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times.  Try to spend the next 30 days looking at the bright side of things.

2.  Create something brand new in 30 days or less. – Creation is a process like none other.  Putting to use your innovative faculties and constructing something with your own two hands will leave you with an indescribable sense of wholeness.  There is no substitute for it.  The only caveat is that it must be related to something you actually care about.  If you are creating financial plans for clients all day and you hate it, that doesn’t really count.  But if you can find something you love, and create something related to it, it will make all the difference in your life.  If you haven’t created something in a while just for the sake of creating, do so.  Take the next 30 days and let your creativity run wild.

3. Document every day with one photograph and one paragraph. – For 30 days bring a camera with you wherever you go.  Do your best to take one photograph that represents a standout experience from each day.  Then, before you go to bed each night, write one paragraph in a notebook or journal that highlights your day.  If do it all digitally you can unite your daily photograph and paragraph in one digital space (like a personal blog), which can be easily reviewed in the future.  Many moons from now these old photos and journal entries will ignite your recollection of interesting memories you would have otherwise forgotten.

Over the next 30 days I will come back and share with you how these challenges are going.  Also, I thought #3 would make some good posts.  Everyone should really check this out and participate to  make some positive changes in their lives.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see what you do with your kids. I love seeing what other are doing. Saw you on Cafemom. I love sharing our tot/preschool fun too on Stop by sometime.