One of my personal development projects that has been on the back burner pretty much since the moment I bought the book is working on ‘100 Life Challenges’, a book that encourages the formation of good habits for personal and professional growth. The book by Sarah Steckler is a tool for investing in yourself which is naturally one of the best investments a person can make. It sounds like a cliche but sometimes the truth does sound that way. The book provides a list of 100 activities from small to big that the reader commits to completing for 30 days and keeps track of on the calendars provided in the book.
Being the kind of person that tends to bite off more than they can chew I of course want to try everything NOW (it’s part of being bi-polar). So I am going to rein myself in and choose one challenge to start every two weeks. This week I have chosen Challenge 5 which is to read for 15 minutes before bed every night. This fits in nicely with my Renewal goal of reading a minimum of one book a month. That may not seem like a lot but I am trying to make realistic and measurable goals that won’t overwhelm me when I am in one of my low periods. It is also more realistic for me given the amount of personal goals and projects I am currently working on.
One of the books I have on the go right now is “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod which is a book also encouraging personal growth in a practical fashion with daily activities. The other is “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut; one of those books often referenced in pop culture that I haven’t read yet and has been in my ‘to read’ pile for way too long.
I anticipate that by cracking open 100 Life Challenges it will help lighten the load on that back burner of mine and help me find more ways to grow.
Until next time… you can always find some light in the dark and the more you invest in yourself the brighter that light becomes.