As Coco Chanel once famously said:
“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing...”
To help you fly, here are our top 5 benefits of taking part in a Challenge:
1. You get out of your comfort zone
The only way to truly push yourself to the next level is to break out of your comfort zone. If we accept we are only capable of what we are doing today then we would never take our fitness, health and life experiences to more than we ever thought it could be. Are you in your comfort zone? The space where life is comfortable, easy and swinging along? Okay, it is time for you to step outside the comfort circle.Real life and reward happens outside your comfort zone. Step out, connect with your real self and check in to see you are capable of much more than you ever imagined…
2. You learn to do something consistently.
“Jason does stuff” is a great blog about taking action (he calls his team/followers the Action Army). In his blog “What I’ve learned about 30 day Challenges” he makes the point that a 30-day Challenge is rarely about the task and more about doing something consistently. Exercising regularly creates a thirst for exercising. Stick to a consistent exercise routine for a month and you will create good habits going forward. But creating habits take more than a week – you need a good month to start changing your habits.
3. You make goals… which means you are halfway there.
Statistics show that if you have written and measurable goals you are significantly more likely to achieve them than some airy-fairy idea about where you are heading. Sometime this is part of the Challenge – actually committing to your goals. Write them down and put dates and times next to them. “
4. You feel a sense of achievement.
There is literally nothing better in life (well, okay there may be a few things …) than a sense of achievement. Knowing you committed, made a goal and achieved provides a real sense of self worth. And this is gold. Having a strong internal belief in yourself is something that no-one can take away from you and helps you to continually tackle mountains (or even little road bumps) along this journey we call life.
Okay so let’s be real – we all love a reward. Whether this is in the form of Barre-ingo prizes (notice this little sneaky plug.. :P ) or simply an internal sense of achievement. A reward celebrates what we have achieved. And hey life and achievements are worth celebrating.
Now get to it. What are your goals? Write them down!