What is this 21-day Challenge about?
Have any of you ever been presented with a situation that you continue to avoid, no matter how much it affects your well being, health and even financial stability?
Do you procrastinate? I know I do.
For example, I recently had a situation where I was being unnecessarily charged $19.99 a month for a service. Instead of dealing with it right away, I procrastinated and continued the automatic payment for 19 months – yes, 19 months. If you add it up, that’s a nice sum of money, don’t you agree? It was a situation where one company had bought out another company with which I had a recurring charge for a membership. A membership I did not use. But because I was so busy with other priorities, I did not make the time to cancel the membership but just continued to pay it – for 19 months!
A classic case of avoidance! I was fearful of wasting my time and assumed I’d have to jump through hoops to cancel or rectify the situation. So instead, I wasted my money – not smart.
When I finally got around to canceling my membership, would you believe all it took was one phone and a couple of e-mails to rectify the situation? I couldn’t believe how easy it was. Since it was my fault for not calling earlier, I didn’t get upset with the company. In turn, they graciously assisted me and immediately responded to my request. As I’m writing this, a refund is being processed.
Yes, assumptions do get us into a mind game of avoidance.
Have you been reading Megan McDonough’s blogs on her “21-day Challenge”? I’ve been following her journey closely and have now decided that I will undertake on my own 21-day challenge. I’m going to do one thing each day that will further not just my business but also my personal life. I dug up my list of “To Do” items – which spans a couple of years (talk about avoidance!) – and have begun checking each item off as I accomplish them. It feels good – no, it feels GREAT!
So whatever your goal or focus might be, it’s sometimes wonderful to be able to challenge ourselves by learning from others who are on a similar path of taking their life journey to the next level.
You know, it’s never too late to join in on this challenge, especially for those of you who like to compress the time it takes to get things done…like me.
Why not give it a try?
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