IF LIFE IS THREE steps forward, two steps back, then at least you’re still headed (a step at a time) in the right direction.
Wouldn’t it be great to make steadier progress than that, though?
This is about a plan for a 100-day walk towards the goal … without turning back. 100 days of steady, come hell or high water, progress.
Are you with me?
Why the 100-Day Walk is necessary
Do you ever feel that your life is more like 100 steps forward, then 1,000 steps back — that despite all your troubles, you’re falling further and further behind?
- Age can do that to us
- Bad habits can do that to us
- Someday-itis can do that to us
Lot’s of things can do that to us.
Or can they?
It’s easy to blame my shortcomings on something or someone else. My problems are due to my heredity, my father’s absence, my wife’s lack of respect for me, the culture I was brought up in … but the bottom line truth is that I’m making my own bed daily.
Nobody is forcing me to drink that beer, smoke that pipe, eat that cheesecake, sit on my butt instead of going to the gym, or waste my time checking the email and reading news headlines … nope, it’s all me and my decisions.
My actions determine my direction.
I choose when to get out of bed and what to do each step of the way with my daily 1,440-minute allotment of this precious thing called Life.
How to stop promising and start doing – The 100-Day Walk
Here’s my plan: 100 days of dedicated work towards the goal.
I’ll talk about that three-pronged ambition of mine later, but it has to do with self-discipline. An ugly word, to be sure, but something I aspire to get more of.
And I’ll talk about where the 100-Day Walk idea came from.
For now, though, I’m drawing a line in the sand, and I’m publicly stating my ambition: 100 days of consistent walking in the right direction. This isn’t a three steps forward, two steps back, plan. It doesn’t allow for that. This is a set out towards the mountain and keep walking plan.
Want to join me?
Push the button below and I’ll be in touch. We can encourage one another.
See you on The Way.