Back on January 3, I challenged myself to create a new PR (personal record) in my yoga practice, which meant hitting my yoga mat A LOT.
20 times in just 11 days, to be exact.
It was definitely a stretch for me to squeeze practicing twice daily (with 1 scheduled day off in the middle of the challenge) into my busy life, but it was also a lot of fun to test myself and see if I could really do it.
As you can imagine, the feeling when I accomplished my goal was like having lit a huge fire (in the best possible way!). Plus, I got an added boost when I found out from the studio manager that my personal challenge had provided inspiration to many of the teachers and students who had watched me working towards my goal.
My personal challenge had provided inspiration for others. How awesome is that, right?
Don’t you get excited when you see or read about other people setting a goal or taking on a personal challenge and kicking butt at it?
Is challenging yourself right up your alley?
I thought it would be fun if we spent the next 7 days or so celebrating what we’ve already achieved, and using that feeling of accomplishment to inspire and drive us to challenge ourselves to accomplish even more.
If you’re anything like me, you LOOOVE the feeling that comes along with NAILING a personal challenge. I’ve decided we’re going to use that feeling to spur us on to accomplish EVEN MORE.
But before we do, stop right now and take 5 minutes to write down something you have already achieved.
We’ll be using that achievement (and the positive feelings that go with it) to drive us towards achieving even more.
Did you write something down? Good.
Now, what are you going to challenge yourself to next? Harness the good feelings you received from what you have already accomplished (you did write that down, didn’t you?) and use them to drive you on towards your next goal or goals.
Also, let me know what you’re working towards so I can celebrate and feel the excitement along with you!
I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon to add more fuel to the fire, so look for my email then.
All the love,