I swear I have the 30-day challenge blues. After pushing day after day, I’m pretty sad that there is no more challenge left and that sucks the wind out of my sails. Funny since I expected Day 30 to be the day to end all days where I would stand atop the mountain of my achievement and look out with puffed chest congratulating myself for daring the impossible.
I’m sure that I have the blues. Now that there is no challenge each day, what will I do with myself? Haha! Anything and everything. The interesting thing about challenges is that they beget challenges–a sort of challenge-addiction. Tomorrow or later this week, I’ll ruminate about lessons learned. In the meantime, let’s get on with our last challenge!
Today’s challenge: Take stock of the last 30 days. How did you do? What did you do well? What did you not do well? What would you like to continue to work on? How did it go? What did you learn?
I’ll be sorting through the lessons learned on this journey for days to come but in the meantime, here are the stats of what I attempted this month:
- I blogged for 30 days straight
- I gave up complaining for 29 days
- I asked for what I really wanted instead of complaining for 28 days
- I practiced being peaceful for 27 days
- I brought gratitude to every situation for 26 days
- I gave up being right for 25 days
- I made sure I did not give up for 24 days
- I began clearing out my home for 23 days
- I committed to finishing things for 22 days
- I found something to celebrate every day for 21 days
- I attempted to write a novel for 20 days
- I meditated at least 3o minutes a day for 19 days
- I infused my actions with passion for 18 days
- I cleared my mind for 17 days
- I took time to reflect for 16 days
- I declared daily affirmations for 15 days
- I practiced exquisite self-care for 14 days
- I burst out laughing every day for 13 days
- I asked for help for 12 days
- I was impeccable with my word for 11 days
- I didn’t take it personal for 10 days
- I assumed nothing for 9 days
- I did my best for 8 days
- I let it go for 7 days
- I forgave for 6 days
- I had compassion for 5 days
- I stopped being late and procrastinating for 4 days
- I went with the flow for 3 days
- I wantonly wanted for 2 days
- And today I took stock of what I did
My closest friends can attest to the wonderful peace I gained in these 30 days as well as the struggle it was to complete these last few days. I know I couldn’t have done it without them or you. I also know that I’m not quite done yet.
While I was able to challenge myself to different things each day, I haven’t gained mastery over anything new. I have an experience of what it is like to live a revolutionary life but I still have work to do. Each day of these 30 days of challenges revealed so much about myself to me.
The greatest revelation is that this month was a buffet of challenges for me to choose from and work on extensively in the near future. All the challenges have been interrelated. They are all pulling for the same transformed, galvanized life. The next step for me is mastery.
Gratitude: I am grateful for that I could complete this month of challenges when I’ve done nothing like this ever before
On the horizon: More results, lessons and mastery…the journey – to be continued.