In our lives we hit moments of craziness and moments of ease almost daily. But how do we capitalize on ALL of life’s moments to insure we’re striving for our best? For the month of October I’m going to be challenging myself to do ONE new thing every day that helps me become a better person. I think it’s easy for people to overlook their daily choices and just lump them into a routine of excuses. But, for this challenge I need help. I’m going to be doing a new challenge every day in October, so I need to come up with 31 different ways I can challenge myself to become a better person. Here are some examples of some potential daily challenges: Never say “no” when my son wants me to play or read with him, surprise my wife with a random act of kindness, write a list of everything I’m thankful for, write a blog expressing the GOOD things in my life, or volunteer to help a cause that means a lot to me..etc.
This is just a list of potential challenges. Once I collect all 31 challenges I will write them on pieces of paper and fold them up and place them in a bowl. Each evening I will pick one challenge out randomly, and that will be the challenge for the next day. If at the end of the day I feel that that day’s challenge really helped me then I will try to add it to be my daily routine. The goal of this challenge is to step outside my current routine and to find ways to be a better husband, father, son, friend and worker. Life is not meant to only be remembered fondly when we are older, but is something that should be intentionally lived moment to moment. I will embrace this challenge with my full heart and share with you all that happens: the good, the bad, and the amazing. There will be many BOOMs along the way, and I pray that on day 31 I can look back and say “I did it and I’m a better person now because of it.” As always, it is my hope that people going through similar things in their life will found inspiration and motivation through this challenge.
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