Okay, so waaayyyyy back in October, exactly 3 months ago, I wrote my last blog post.
It was a post about Why it’s SO EASY to fall OFF the fitness wagon. I went on about how most fitness programs focus only on what you should be doing and not how to build habits first.
The great thing about what happened next was that I, Chad Williams, fell off the blog wagon. Big time. For 3 months!
“But it was christmas, and new years, and holidays right?!?!”
Why I think my failure is a great thing is because it actually highlights the value of that post. The value of building habits.
It was written about building FITNESS habits, but for me, I already have habits in that area. Where I don’t have habits is in blogging.
Whenever I went to blog last year, I wanted it to be the BEST BLOG POST EVER!!! I thought that I could go from a person who rarely writes anything to a Nobel prize winning blogger over night.
They give Nobel prizes to bloggers right?
Anyway, it’s like my clients who want to go from zero workouts per week to 5 times per week! It’s not going to happen. I basically set myself up to fail.
So how do I change? How do I get better? How do I build a habit?
Enter the Challenge!!!
I like building habits. I like learning how to do something I’m not good at. It’s why I help coach others to do the same thing in fitness.
The challenge I’m putting out there is for myself. The challenge is that I’m going to commit to at least 1 blog post every single Wednesday for this entire year.
1 blog post per week minimum. That’s it.
Should be easy right…
My guess is that it won’t be. My guess is that it’ll be hard at times, but that’s the point. You don’t grow if it’s not hard.
The key is that I’m starting small. 1 per week minimum.
Also, I’m getting in touch with reality around my writing skills. I’m not a world class writer and it’s not reasonable to think I will write the BEST BLOG POST EVER every time I touch the keyboard.
Some of my posts will (of course) be great, but others won’t be my best work. However, that’s not the point.
The key will be being consistent. In 6 months from now I’ll be a better blogger because of it.
It will for sure beat 6 more months of doing nothing! (can you relate?)
The extended challenge!!!
Because I’m a coach, I cannot help myself to challenge others. That said, I’m extending you to join me in this challenge.
Pick an area in your life you want to improve. Comment below to let me know what that is and what you can commit to weekly with me.
Each week we can check in together and build some new habits this year!
See you next Wednesday!