As I mentioned on Sunday, I am a sucker for a good challenge. It is now the final day of the 7-day Your Turn Challenge. The last prompt says to write about what I am taking with me from this challenge.
I will start by saying that I joined this challenge because I wanted to test myself. I am pretty good about blogging 2-4 times per week, so I wanted to see if I could do it for seven straight days.
But I will let you in on a little secret.
I was planning on cheating.
I already had four blog posts in the can (as they say) before I even knew about this 7-day challenge. I knew that I had more than half the week filled in advance, so I wasn’t too worried about being able to complete the challenge with ease.
I know I could have used those posts and gotten away with it. After all, the challenge was just to ship content for seven straight days. It said nothing about creating brand new ideas during that time. There was nothing in the rules that would prevent me from using those already-written posts during the challenge week.
But as the week approached, something kept nagging at me. It was a feeling I just couldn’t shake.
I couldn’t shake it because, deep down, I knew I was planning on taking the easy way out. If I wanted it to really be a challenge I would have to force myself to come up with all new content.
So that is what I did.
It wasn’t always easy, it wasn’t always fun and it wasn’t always perfect. But I learned I could do it.
As much as it sounds like a cheesy bumper sticker, I think that lesson can be applied to pretty much any aspect of our lives.
It won’t always be easy. It won’t always be fun. And we won’t always be perfect.
But we can do it.
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