Life is what you make of it. You get to decide most of what goes on in your life and how good that life is.
2017 is upon us. It is decision time. Do you want 2017 to be just another year on the calendar, or do you want it to be the best year of your life?
I vote for the latter. So, let me introduce you to the 100 item challenge.
The 100 item challenge is a simple tool that can make your 2017 the most incredible year of your life.
How does it work?
That is the beauty of the 100 item challenge. It is simple. Sit down and write down 100 things you want to do this year. These can be things you want to do this year. These can be goals you have for the year. They can be things you want to buy. It does not matter. The only real requirement is that they be quantifiable.
You cannot say, I want to be in better shape. That is an undefinable objective. You can say I want to weigh 175 pounds or I want to run and complete ten five-K races this year.
I started on this on New Year’s day. My list finally stopped at 107 items. Some of them involve buying things this year. Mine include buying a new camera, a couple of expensive suits, a pair of nice cowboy boots and even a nice frame for my brand new MBA diploma.
Other goals include a specific weight and fitness goal as well as a lot of travel goals. One of my goals is beating cancer.
If I had to pick the single largest category it is travel. I don’t know how I could hit all of those places this year. But, I know this: if I try I’ll get to visit a lot of places I have always wanted to go.
Your 100 item list is not just a new year’s resolution. People make those resolution and then within days have forgotten about them. Your 100 item list is a plan for the year.
You need to write the goals down, then put the list someplace where you will see it daily. I’ve printed mine out and I put mine as a list on Google Keep. Google Keep is one of my favorite apps and I make daily lists on it.
There is one other “rule” for the 100 item list. You check things off the list as you complete them. However, with 100 or more items on a list, there will probably be one or two items that you change your mind about. You can remove them, but you have to replace them with something else.
The 100 item challenge is the first step in planning 2017 to be your best year ever. As you look at what you want to accomplish, the next question you will have to ask yourself is, “How will I do this?” One of my favorite quotes from Benjamin Franklin is this jewel. “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”
The choice is yours. Do you want 2017 to be just another mediocre year or do you want it to be your best year ever?
Keep checking in at JudsonPhillips.com and I’ll update you through the year as I work on my 100 item challenge.
2017 will be my best year ever!