Approach your fitness with the same dedication you approach your hygiene. Do you brush your teeth once or twice a day? Why should you? Because you want to keep them for your long life.
A common response to my announcement that I was walking the Camino de Santiago was that I could get hurt or robbed. These warnings were from people who knew nothing about the Camino culture or experience. At the time I puzzled over such first reactions. Now I smile and do my thing.
Do you approach challenges as something good, as a game, or as something to be avoided? Barny Stinson, a character in the TV series How I Met Your Mother loved challenges and was often heard saying “challenge accepted” as he took on some crazy challenge. That line always made me laugh. I seem to enjoy challenges, too.
Everything in life cycles. In college, as an environmental conservation student, we talked about weather, population, and food cycles. When I was in real estate we talked about sales cycles. Humans have life cycles.
Through my years of pursuing personal growth, I’ve encountered numerous ways to set goals, to start new habits, and to be a better version of yourself. And I’ve learned a new approach to self-improvement: the 66-day challenge.