Challenging Yourself Unlocks Personal Greatness
This Friday I legit have something to say and talk about that I hope will bring you value
Last week I challenged a handful of my coworkers to join me in an intense 21 day wellness challenge. (Inspired by Joe Rogans Sober October challenge)
21 days of no drinking, no smoking, and work out more than normal to lose weight. (Yes there is money on the line) What I immediately noticed was the resistance I received from a lot of people. (Totally fine and no judgment)
I may have pitched it wrong. However, to them, they saw it as losing $20 and not winning the pot. I kept hearing, “why would I waste $20 if I’m not going to win. Or, I like beer too much to do this challenge. Ext ext.
To me, I saw it as a community building challenge. A group of people challenge themselves, not worrying about winning money, but rather focusing on self discipline and personal growth.
The ones who have participated have been all helping each other, from sharing diets, to working out together at our gym, to motivating each other via activity apps. I couldn’t be happier. This is true team work and team building. Not only that but I’m noticing people finding personal strength in themselves.
If you don’t challenge yourself at something, you miss out on an amazing opportunity to get to know yourself better. When you challenge yourself and stick to it, you develop a stronger, more confident personality. Personal wins are the best. Because it’s YOU vs YOU. It teaches you (at least to me) the power of following through on your word.
Anyway, not to rant about this. I invite all of you listeners, readers, viewers, to CHALLENGE yourself at something you find difficult. Push yourself through hell to unlock personal greatness.
Here is this weeks #HighFiveFriday
1: Challenging yourself unlocks personal greatness. - ME
2: Invert, Always Invert: A Secret to Solving the Most Difficult Problems | The Seeking Wisdom Podcast
3: Music: X&G - For the Kids
4: Pondering: What do I do with the extra time I now have while I am doing the fitness challenge? How can I maximize it.
5: Working on: Staying true to my challenge. No drinking, no smoking, intermittent fasting, and working out everyday. I have lost a solid 4 lbs this past week. I feel more energized, I am starting to feel myself gaining control again.