Just do it… What does this mean? For me, it was a beginning. In 2008, I read a book… A wonderful book by Douglas Brown called “Just Do It”. THE SHORT VERSION of the story is the author and his wife hearing about a “100 days” club, in which, the members (all men) had not had sex with their wives in 100 days or longer. Deciding to make a statement to how sad this must be; the author and spouse embark on a journey of 100 days of sex, and this book is about their journey.
I Got An Idea
After reading this book, I decided that this idea could be expanded into all sorts of areas of your life, and the cool part is… It’s only for 100 days.
The concept is pretty simple: Most people want to create some type of lasting change in their lives, the problem is that their lives and schedules are usually very full already.
The solution is even more simple: Create a time period is long enough to visibly see the change taking place and short enough that it doesn’t absorb or flow into the other important areas of your life
I’ve played with this idea off and on for several years and have done multiple projects on my own. In 2016, I decided to create a Facebook page so that others could join in; since I think it’s always better to have more people around to keep you accountable.
Here are the 5 Reasons You Need To Start Today
1. People Stick With What They Know Or Do Well
Remember when you were a kid and you did stuff just to see what happened? It’s sad that most people cannot. We have been so ingrained in our “adult thinking” that just doing something because it might fun, never enters our minds.
2. Most People Have No Clue What Their Motivation Strategy Is
In a previous article, I talked about motivation directions. The brief version is Toward Pleasure, Away from Pain, and the third is a combination of the other two. Knowing how you are motivated may make it easier for you to take on new projects with less trepidation. Additionally, if you know how you are motivated it will be easy for you to skew and scale this new adventure into the correct format for faster and easier success.
3. Most People Have Flat Spot On Thier Life Wheel
We all have things we do well, focus on and do effortlessly. It’s those “pesky” other things that seem to never make it on to our radar. this is another reason to examine what we need to focus on for 100 days. Many highly focused career-minded individuals may never seem to notice that their last vacation was on spring break during college and that was 15 years ago. Here’s a sample LifeWheel. Check it out and see what area(s) of your life are going unnoticed.
4. Most 100 Day Projects Are 15 to 30 minutes
If you are going to begin a 100 days project, remember there are other things that you have committed to, like food, shelter, clothing, a job and your family. Consider what you’re going to and what that’s going to look like, sound like, feel like before diving into the deep endo fo the pool
Some projects may require more time, but if this is your first adventure, take it easy. Most people do not realize that a 15-minute daily project times 7 is 1 hour and 45 minutes per week. 30 minutes per day is 3.5 hours and it just goes up from there. Be kind to yourself and family and START WITH SOMETHING DOABLE.
5. When Was The Last Time You Did Something Completely New?
Think about that question. When really was the last time we did something completely new that we had zero previous experience with? For me, it was taking Japanese. Did you know that the Japanese language doesn’t have anything to do with how we speak English? I didn’t… it was kind of a trainwreck, and also a big learning for me.
When you tackle a “new thing” remember it’s new. It took you how many years to master the English language (or whatever language is your primary)…
Now it may seem that I’m trying to talk you out of getting started immediately, but I’m not. I want you to succeed more than you can imagine. I also know that from several “false starts” of my own that you need to plan this adventure, get your accountability people in place, and when you begin… NEVER LOOK BACK.
If you are interested in doing a project or want to keep track of someone’s effort… go to the 100 days of. facebook group.
IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR FEEDBACK,
I’m just a phone call (214-702-3774) or email way.