Happy New Year!
Cheers to the New Year!
I bet you now have your brand new list of “new year’s resolutions”, am I right?
What will happen to those resolutions after a month? After a quarter? After 6 months?
While another year comes to a close, you say to yourself “I’ll start next year!”
Now, if you REALLY want to act on your resolutions and you are truly COMMITTED to yourself and to your growth…
…I have the perfect solution for you!
Enter the 30 Day Challenge!
I learned this cool challenge from one of my awesome mentors, Bo Sanchez.
In this 30 Day Challenge, there will be 7 rules.
Are you ready?
Rule #1: Select it
You have your list of New Year’s resolutions, right?
Rule #1 of this 30 day challenge is to select one habit that you want to develop in the next 30 days.
Here are some examples to get your mind going (in case you don’t have your resolutions yet):
- You want to wake up one hour earlier in the next 30 days
- You want to track every peso you spend in the next 30 days
- You want to sleep at least 7 hours every day for the next 30 days
- You want to exercise for a minimum of 10 minutes every day for the next 30 days
- You want to stop watching TV every day for the next 30 days
- You want to quit smoking for the next 30 days
- You want to hug your family / housemates for the next 30 days
The first rule should be easy, right?
Rule #2: Aim for 30 Days
This is quite obvious, isn’t it?
But this is based on scientific fact.
Actually, it only takes 21 days to develop a new good habit or to let go of a bad one.
So, why 30 days?
In terms of grading, 21 days gives you a passing mark.
30 days puts you on the honor roll!
Rule #3: Do it daily
Daily means doing it from Monday to Sunday.
If you’re habit is an M-W-F habit, put similar activities on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday!
Doing it daily is the point.
Let’s move on.
Rule #4: Schedule it
Don’t just say “I will wake up early for the next 30 days“
Say this instead: “I will wake up at 6 o’clock in the morning for the next 30 days“
Commit to a definite schedule / time to when you are going to do your habit for this 30 day challenge.
Rule #5: Replace it
Let’s say you want to quit watching telenovelas from 7pm to 10pm.
What you need to do is to replace it with another activity.
Read a book.
Learn a new musical instrument.
Just make the 3 hours productive.
Trust me, you won’t miss your telenovelas after 30 days!
Again, the point here is to replace your bad habits with better and more productive ones.
Rule #6: Study it
If you want to be good at tracking expenses, read books about personal finance, read articles about money management and Google all about the new habit that you want to have.
Remember, what you focus on expands.
Rule #7: Support it
Tell your friends about your 30 day challenge.
Post it and declare it on Facebook.
Have them keep track of your progress for accountability.
Make your family know about what you would be doing for the next 30 days.
Make them your very own support group.
You can also leave your comments below and tell us what your 30 day challenge is and we will support you all the way!
Here’s something that you might encounter while doing the challenge.
What if you missed doing the habit on day 7?
You consistently followed through for 6 straight days and on the 7th day, you got lazy or for some reason you missed a day.
Here’s what you’re going to do. It’s simple.
Start from Day One again.
This special rule will make you NOT MISS any day, trust me haha!
So, are you ready?
If you have any questions or suggestions, just leave as a comment below!
To our success in all areas of life,
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This is a great challenge. I’ll create my own list of 30 day challenges and discipline myself to not break the routine. Thanks for this!