I don’t believe in setting New Year resolutions. More accurately, I don’t like using the word resolutions
I do believe in challenges, change and growth. Challenges bring change and change bears growth.
In my opinion, resolutions, the word that is, lacks commitment. Where’s the risk in setting something that you’d kinda like to sorta do.
Isn’t that what happens with resolutions though? We start out all gung-ho with dreams of praise and glory. A week passes, a month and if we are lucky, a half a year. At some point along the way, life will test our commitment. It will throw just enough to make us uncomfortable. That will cause us to either keep going, or drop the resolution and focus on something new. Something that feels less … uncomfortable.
Why? Because resolutions, the word itself, lacks true commitment. Even if the definition is; A firm decision to do or not to do something. Most of humanity doesn’t use the word resolution the way it’s intended. It’s not your fault. It’s the word.
In place of resolution, I like to use the word challenge. Maybe that’s because I have a competitive nature or maybe it’s because I like to be dared. Regardless of why, a challenge produces results, where a resolution simply does not.
The word challenge, activates my nervous system every time I hear it. The butterflies start flapping, the sweat glands open and my heart rate increases. I think it’s clear to say that I’m a challenge junky.
Let’s not forget that challenges typically come with consequences. Someone other than yourself is aware of the challenge and is holding you accountable.
So on that note …
This year, that is the year 2015, I have challenged myself to upload one video a week for all 52 weeks of the year.
Why? For the simple reason that it scares me … that alone is reason enough!
“To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.”
~ Richie Norton
My hopes are that I will begin to embrace and trust my creativity and embrace the concept of production versus perfection. Or in other words, choosing to take action, over the fear that surrounds “not being ready”.
Though I haven’t read it yet, I have been recommended to read; Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson. I can only assume the book will be aligned with the concept of production versus perfection.
I’m sharing this with you, so all of you can hold me accountable. You, are what will keep me on track. No matter what life throws at me this year, I won’t let you down!
What scares you in 2015? What challenge can you make for yourself this year that will have you dancing outside of your comfort zone?
Whatever that challenge is for you, go for it!!! Accept it!! Push yourself out of your comfort zone and I promise you, that you will have one memorable year!
Don’t forget to tell someone about your challenge. Get them to hold you accountable as I have gotten all of you to hold me accountable.