October 6, 2009 in Growth
I’d like to propose a challenge. This is a challenge to those who are pursuing lifestyle design (including me) to really come clean. There are so many categories that we focus on in self development – I find that I get lost at times in the ideas and realize that my life doesn’t mirror the practical application of these ideas.
To some extent this is about what Leo Babauta from Zen Habits is doing in Radical Transparency, but it’s more than that. In some way or another, all of us hold some of this internal dialogue, self talk that beats us down and tells us that we are hypocritical or not authentic. My mentor calls this the “monkey-chatter” that totally absorbs our minds and keeps us from actually taking the steps that will create change in our lives.
So what’s the challenge? Well, one of the greatest ways of inspiration is to see not only the progress that others make in their journey of self renovation, but also the struggle. We are on this journey together, we are the same species. Let’s run it together!
Minimalism? Blog about it, and include a picture of your living room, your bedroom.
Financial guru? What kind of debts are you dealing with? Has your income improved since you began your financial journey? Share the information.
Self Employment? What has changed in your life since you started working for yourself? Publish the contrast.
Is it about health for you? Tell us about the progress you’ve made – give us the contrast of the before and the after. Let us know what you are still struggling with.
This challenge is about:
- State your Lifestyle Design Focus.
- Show your current state.
For me, this will look something like this: (in summary form)
- My LifeStyle design focus is becoming healthy and proud of it.
- My current state is:
- I have been working out for the past 3 weeks.
- I have begun to eat healthier.
- I have not lost the weight that I would like to lose.
- My cardio exercise has suffered at the hands of my weight training.
Now this is just a summary of what the Lifestyle Design Challenge post will look like, but I think you get the point.
If you decide to take this challenge, post a comment here so that we can share together! I will be following this post very soon with my Lifestyle Design Challenge post on Health.