Last week, I told you about the 21 Day Self-Discipline Challenge that I will be hosting with Laura and Erin, based on Crystal Paine’s new ebook, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life. Your assignment last week was to be thinking about why you want to do this challenge, what you hope to get out of it, your goals, etc. So, I thought I’d share a bit with you about my why.
You might remember a few weeks ago that I shared a letter to my 16-year-old self. As I was thinking about this letter, I realized I really didn’t have anything good to say. Granted, I was at a low point in my struggle with depression, but the fact remains that I have done few positive things with my life since then. Unfortunately, there are few accomplishments between then and now, few things to be proud of. I mean, yes, I had 2 beautiful children…but let’s just face it, nature kind of took its course there, and it had very little to do with me! Lol.
On top of this, I celebrated had my 30th birthday last week. Those two occurrences really led me to examine my life, and think about what I’d like to be able to say to myself in another ten years. When I look back at myself at 16, I’m filled with regret at so many things I’ve done (or not done) since then. I don’t want to find myself at 40, once again, looking back with regret.
The beautiful thing is that I can change this. I really don’t care about some huge success. I just want to be headed in the right direction for myself and what God has called me to. Enter, the 21 days to self-discipline challenge. I have always struggled with self-discipline (and patience and perseverance). And I think overcoming that struggle could be key to overcoming so many of the problems that I have with myself and where I’m at right now.
So, there you have it…my why. I would love to hear your thoughts on this challenge. Feel free to link up your 21 Day Self-Discipline Challenge post below.
NOTE: This link up is for the 21 Day Self-Discipline Challenge. If you are looking for Thriving Thursday, click here.
A couple of you have asked some questions, so here is a quick FAQ:
What do I need to do to participate? All you have to do is get Crystal’s book, 21 Days to a more disciplined Life. (I do recommend the book, but you can probably participate in the challenges even if you don’t have the book, you’ll just miss out on her awesome wisdom and inspiration.)
Do I have to have a blog to participate? Not at all. You can still participate in the daily challenges, and let us know how you’re doing in the comments here, on facebook, or on twitter, using the hashtag #disciplined21.
What if I miss a day? Or What if I don’t have time to participate in one of the days? Please don’t give up! We are all likely to stumble sometimes, and sometimes life happens. One of the biggest tools of the enemy is to get us to stay down once we’ve messed up. Don’t do that! If you mess up, get right back on track.
Any other questions? If you’re wondering about something, more than likely someone else is too!
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