Something I've learned in this social distancing routine is that I really thrive on challenges. I do my best work when I'm pushed, whether it be a challenge imposed by myself or from someone else.
Some of my best months in business have been when I've been involved in a challenge group. It forces me to do the work, plus I want to show myself and others how much I can achieve during these challenges. I'd like to say that I'm like this all the time, but sadly, that's not the case.
I've also participated in quite a few challenges since we've been at home. I did 1,000 air squats in 5 days, 2,000 lunges in 10 days, and I'm doing 30 days of 50 push-ups a day, plus a mile worth of burpees for the month of May, which equals roughly 33 burpees a day. It's definitely kept me motivated and moving as we've been more at home these past several weeks.
I don't think I realized how much I loved challenges until these past few weeks. I mean, I know I've done a ton of challenges in my business, but I never really thought about how much it pushed me before now.
I don't know why this is the case...if it's because it pushes me to be creative, to really aim for and reach the goals the challenges set, or to actually do the things I've set out to do. Or if it just gives me something to prove that I can follow the instructions of a good challenge.
Is this equivalent to a "to do" list? Does it lay out the ground work for me to put in the work? Does it give me the check list I so very much love? Maybe.
Or maybe it just helps me actually do the work. To reach the goals I've set for myself time and again. To have things to aim for and work towards.
I think what this has shown me is that I need to challenge myself more often, especially when it comes to my business. I have the physical fitness part down, for the most part. But I don't often do as much as I say I'm going to when it comes to work. I get complacent and lazy, which I know we all often struggle with.
So my new goal for 2020, especially now, is to challenge myself more every day. To continue pushing myself to reach my goals. To be successful. To focus on my business...every. single. day. And NOT just when I feel like it.
Can y'all relate to that? Working only when you feel like it? We all fall into this trap at some point. We feel like we have all the time in the world, so we put off doing things until tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that.
So here it is, a new month, hopefully the month we get back to some semblance of "normal," or whatever that looks like. And I'm going to keep moving forward. Keep striving to reach my goals. Keep challenging myself daily.
What about you? What new goals do you have for 2020? Have you realized anything during these crazy times? I'd love to hear about them!
I hope y'all have a beautiful week. Stay safe, stay sane, and continue to challenge yourself!
With love and wellness,