Over 52 weeks ago, I started my 52 Week Challenge. The idea was to pick 4 areas of my life where fear/ego has held me back and start a journey for 52 weeks. I chose learn guitar, learn to cook, learn German, and workout 4 days a week. To cut to the chase I stopped guitar and German right near the beginning, working out got real inconsistent over half way through, and basically ended with cooking new meals twice a week as my constant throughout.
You don’t always knock it out of the park
My friend, Lovie, always stresses you must define and completely understand your why. I was trying to find your specific post Lovie …maybe you could add it in the comments? I obviously hadn’t put a lot of work into that as when it was time to do the actual work of accomplishing these goals … I quickly bailed. I am by no means beating myself up, just documenting this experience…putting it in my lessons learned wisdom chest and moving forward with knowledge gained.
I will say it was painful declaring this challenge, and then having to take items off the list to the point later where I very rarely blogged on it. Some would just let it go and not even try to wrap it up in blog land (I’ve done that on several things out here), but for some reason I felt this needed closure.
Having a “Hollywood” image in your head and doing the work and facing discomfort are completely opposites. Your Why is the compass that will keep you moving forward for sure. I’m glad though I went through this process. I’m more of a learn by doing person. Often I learn the hard way …but once enlightenment come it sticks!
I follow many folks out here just starting/restarting their sober journey. I want you to know it took me many times at bat to make it to home plate with my sobriety. Just like above you gleam what worked, what didn’t work, and eventually something will CLICK … and the momentum will be in your favor.
I have a new endeavor I just started with my why well defined. More to come on that soon.
Keep coming up to bat!