Here we are at the beginning of another month. Another opportunity to look backwards and learn (what did I accomplish last month?), another opportunity to look forward and stretch (what can I focus on this month?).
Setting 30-day challenges has become a near-ritual for me. Even though I may not be as intense about these most recent ones as I was about the earlier ones, I still find it beneficial to focus on a target area each month. As I’ve said many times before, even if we don’t accomplish our goal every single day of the month, if we are thinking about it and aiming for it, we will most definitely make more progress than if we weren’t. Right? I like the way Zig Ziglar put it: “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” I don’t want to reach a goal of “nothing”!
Last month my 30-day challenge was to work on my e-book every day. I accomplished my goal 23 of the 28 days in February. So even though I was not 100%, I worked on it 23 days that I probably wouldn’t have worked on it if I had no goal! So I am making more progress than I would otherwise, right?
My challenge this month is—you guessed it—to work on the e-book every day. In fact, this may remain my 30-day (120-day?) challenge until the book is complete. At any rate, I am determined to complete the thing. You’ll hear more about it as I see the end in sight.
I would like to hear how your 30-day challenges are going. How did you do last month? What are your plans for this month? Henry Van Dyke said, “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” I’m determined. How about you?
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