7 Simple Habits To Kickstart Your Day

 

It’s no secret that having a good morning routine is one of the best things you can do to get your day started off right.

Instead of hitting snooze and reacting to your day, incorporating just a few tweaks to your morning ritual can make all the difference.

Regardless of whether you consider yourself a morning person these 7 habits will get your day started off on the right foot.

Wake up 30 minutes early

No. You don’t have to wake up at 4:45 to have an awesome morning.

Stop feeling guilty about not jumping out of bed before the break of dawn. Instead, aim to give yourself just 30 minutes of extra time to get moving.

30 minutes is just enough time to give yourself time to wake up and not feel rushed throughout your morning while not sacrificing the amount of sleep you get.

Use the extra 30 minutes however you like. Heart a few Instagram photos. Watch the lady with the Chewbacca mask. Or get started on some of the habits below — guilt free.

Make Your Bed (3 minutes)

It may sound silly, but making my bed each morning has been one of the best additions to my morning routine this year. Starting your day by making your bed is perfect “small win” to give you a quick boost of momentum and get your mind in the right place to tackle the day.

For one, making your bed is something you can control, and feeling in control is one of the best ways to improve both your confidence and overall well being.  There’s something that feels inherently good about having a made bed before you walk out the door. It’s also a nice way to return home after a long day at work. 🙂

Floss One Tooth (1 minute)

This is something I learned from Stanford professor and habit extraordinaire  BJ Fogg. Before coming across the floss one tooth concept I had always struggled to floss consistently despite knowing the clear health benefits.

After you brush your teeth, you commit to flossing just ONE tooth — which takes less than a few seconds. If you floss one tooth you are successful. Of course, to get the benefits of flossing you’ll want to floss all your teeth eventually, but building the habit of flossing is far more important in the long term.

Some days you’ll get “lazy” and floss one tooth and that’s perfectly ok. Eventually after doing one tooth for consecutive days you’ll work your way to adding another tooth. Because you’re already in motion you’re literally tricking your brain into building good habits.

Our brains are funny aren’t they?

If you’ve struggled to make flossing a regular habit give this a try. Trust me.

Get Up And Move (5 minutes)

I like to spend a few minutes moving my body after making my bed. Sometimes I like do pushups. Other times I’ll do a quick 7 minute workout. In the spirt of small wins, moving your body even just for a few minutes helps you start your day off on the right track.

Not only does moving help you wake up, it gets the blood flowing to your muscles and brain.

Plan Your Day (5 minutes)

Stop reacting to your day and take a few minutes to plan your game of attack. Open up your calendar. Take note of what’s on your agenda. Give your mind a general idea of what to expect. Is today packed with meetings? Perhaps you should leave for work a few minutes early. Lunch with coworkers? Perhaps you should skip the usual Starbucks frap.

Once you have an overview of your day, jot down 2-3 of your most important tasks for the day. I like to to put my 2-3 tasks on a blank index card.

Your goal should be to complete your 2-3 MIT’s (most important items) each day. If you can do that, you’ll have had a “successful” day.

Of course life happens, but taking a few moments to clarify your focus will significantly increase your chances of having a genuinely productive day.

Take A Cold Shower (5 minutes)

Taking a cold shower certainly isn’t for everyone, but I can say for certain when I’ve taken cold showers consistently my productivity and overall happiness levels have skyrocketed.

I typically like to commit to 30-60 days of cold showers when ever I want to step up my game.  I use the app Cold Shower Therapy (CST) by my friend Joel Runyon to help keep track of my cold showers and gamify the process.

While I can’t attest to the many claimed “health” benefits of taking cold showers, my personal experience has proven them to be accurate.

Nothing says “wake up” like standing under a stream of freezing cold water.

Meditate (3 Minutes)

Since the beginning of 2016 I’ve made it a priority to meditate on a consistent basis and couldn’t be happier that I did. Without a doubt, it has been one of the best things I’ve done (aside from quitting smoking.

The science behind meditation is real. You can see how to meditate here. 

If you’re looking to get more out of your day I suggest you give these morning habits a try. 🙂

P.S Would love to hear about your morning rituals… what do you do each morning to give yourself an edge? Leave a comment below!

Editors note; Also published on Steemit. 🙂

I Did 10,000 Pushups In One Month And Here’s What Happened

This is a particularly lengthy post chronicling my journey to do 10000 pushups
in one month TLDR I did 10000 pushups in April and it changed my life

At the end of March I found myself deep in the world of Reddit killing time
before calling it a night

I happened to come across a guy who decided to do 10000 pushups in one month
and documented his progress

Pretty cool I thought

The following day I couldnt stop thinking about the number 10000 Who in
their right mind would do 10000 pushups Thats like doing 330 pushups every
day for an entire month Talk about challenging

I let the idea sit with me a couple days before deciding that I was going to
give it a go

If he could do it why couldnt I

Now for some context

Since the beginning of January Ive lost 20 pounds and have made improving my
health a priority Ive kicked the habit of smoking for good thanks Pavlok
started meditating on a daily basis and have gone to the gym with my dad three
times a week Ive also made great strides in improving my diet

While Im not in the best shape in the world Ive seen a noticeable improvement
in my energy and strength since taking my health seriously

Back to the pushups

10000 pushups is a lot Especially for a guy who could knock out no more than
50 in a row on a good day

But my obsession with setting a big goal and making it happen took over

I decided that on April 1st April fools days of all days Id would start my
journey to 10000

While I knew doing pushups has many benefits the goal with the challenge wasnt
just to get ripped For me the challenge was more of a mental game

Could I set a goal and reach it Could I continue on in the face of adversity
aka push through the inevitable soreness

Turns out the challenge was a success as I just crossed the 10000 To be
perfectly honest its been a while since Ive felt this proud

My Why
I decided to do this challenge because I wanted to build on the momentum of my
recent health kick I knew doing that many pushups would certainly make me
stronger but I also knew it would be a good test of my mental fortitude

My goal with the challenge was to get into slightly better shape and hopefully
lose several pounds of fat while at the same time adding some muscle But my
main focus was to see how far I could push myself if when times got tough

I also liked the fact that I had to show up daily If i skipped a day or did too
few pushups that would ultimately come back to hurt me I found out the hard
way

What parts of your life are you failing to show up

Besides wanting the challenge there was no specific reason as to why I chose
the number 10000 or the exercise of choice aside from reading about a random
guy doing it through a random link on Reddit

The Rules
To be honest because this was a self imposed challenge I didnt have any hard
rules in place My goal was to do as many pushups as I could and hopefully cross
the 10000 pushup threshold all while sharing my journey even if I failed

Going in I knew there was a lot of debate on what makes a proper pushup But
for me I didnt really care too much about the details as long as I did my
best Several days in I decided that knee pushups would not count in the tally
something several of my friends said I should consider

Overall Id say 90 percent of pushups throughout the challenge would fall under
the category of a proper pushup with 10 percent landing on the not the
greatest form spectrum I did my best to have my chest touch the floor on every
single one

30 percent or so of the pushups were done with my feet balanced on a large
mobility ball which helped strengthen my core in the process

The reason I was so excited about this challenge is because I knew that even if
I came up short I would have done thousands of pushups I wouldnt otherwise
have done My challenge was a success before it began

Preparation
After deciding I was going to give the 10000 pushup challenge a go I knew I
needed a decent system to track my progress some quick math revealed I would
need to do 330 pushups each day to reach my goal

Again having not done more than 50 pushups in a row there was certainly a fair
share of doubt 330 pushups a day was a lot and I wasnt sure if my body could
handle it

Going in I knew that there was a decent chance I could fall flat at my face
figuratively and literally and not even come close to reaching my goal

I spent five minutes creating a very basic spreadsheet with the totals and
created several formulas to give me an accurate tally at the end of the day I
made a commitment to share the excel sheet publicly Twitter Snapchat
Instagram etc and promised myself Id share the journey every step of the way
even if I failed

Ill admit having held myself publicly accountable helped me reach my goal
There were several days I didnt want to do a single pushup but the thought of
telling everyone I know that I skipped a few days motivated me to hit the
floor and twork up a sweat

In hindsight announcing such a epic challenge on April fools day probably
wasnt the best of ideas Several of my friends reached out doubting my
sincerity It didnt take long after seeing my Snapchat stories filled with
sweat for them to take me seriously

After posting my challenge on both Facebook and Twitter the responses from my
friends and family were mixed Many were supportive but quite a few questioned
whether or not Id be able to pull it off To be fair they werent the only
ones who had concerns as I also was not sure if I could make it

While losing weight wasnt the primary goal I decided to take a before
picture to see my transformation at the end of April

Putting In The Work
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One of the most difficult aspects of this challenge was the fact that there was
no middle ground I either hit my daily goal of pushups or did not

There was no faking it

This was both motivating and discouraging at the same time Motivating because
I knew that if I hit my goal each day Id be successful no matter what

Discouraging because on the few days I only did a few pushups I questioned
whether or not Id be able to make up the difference

As you can see from my chart there were several days I only did 40 pushups
which was well under my goal for the day

Physically the challenge was extremely tough but to be completely honest it
wasnt nearly as difficult as I thought it would be the hardest part was
mental

One reason I think the challenge wasnt as difficult as imagined was that
throughout the process I was constantly getting stronger I did my best to give
my body as much rest as possible between each day so that I could attack each
round rested and refreshed

Weight Loss
Ive received a lot of tweets and emails asking if I lost a bunch of weight
during my challenge  The truth is throughout the challenge I heavily neglected
my diet so didnt see the results I probably could have

That being said as I mentioned this challenge wasnt for the physical benefits
but rather a way for me to test myself

I did end up losing a few pounds and definitely became stronger So from a
health perspective I certainly cant complain

What Do You Do When No One Is Watching
The true test of a mans character is what he does when no one is watching
John Wooden

Because my challenge was self imposed there was no true accountability
embedded I had originally considered recording myself via my computer but that
process proved to be too cumbersome to make sense

With no one watching and me doing my pushups on my own there was technically
nothing stopping me from adding a few pushups to the tally to reach my goals
each day

While I never entertained the thought seriously Id be lying if I said it
didnt cross my mind once or twice throughout the project especially on the
days I failed to hit the daily minimum number of pushups needed

If I dont reach my goal Ill be letting people down
If I dont make it some of my friends will give me a hard time
Several people have written to me saying this challenge inspires them if I
dont make it they wont be inspired anymore

Of course many of these thoughts were self serving and me fudging my numbers
would defeat the entire purpose of the project

Perhaps the best part of the experiment for me was that I can honestly say I
did 10000 pushups

The Cost of Procrastination
Intuitively we know that procrastination can be bad for us It prevents us from
reaching our goals causes loads of unnecessary stress and keeps us from
getting stuff done

When I began the pushup challenge the math told me I needed to 330 pushups a
day to reach my goal a large but not entirely unreasonable number

The first few days I wasnt able to reach the 330 due to straight up soreness
but I knew that over the next few days I could do a few extra to catchup

After a few days of catching up I started to wear down even more It wasnt
long before I had several 40 pushup days Whether it because I waited until late
at night to start or didnt have time to do them throughout the day the
procrastination really added up

As you can see from my chart I had to knock out several 500 pushup days just
to hit my goal Obviously it would have been MUCH easier had I just did 330
each and every day

The funny thing was despite being such a physical challenge it taught me a lot
about how procrastination could be hurting other areas of my life

What areas of your life are you procrastinating Take some time to evaluate
where youre holding back It might not seem like a big deal when it happens
once or twice but when you keep putting things off the cost goes through the
roof

Break Your Goals Down
Another super valuable I lesson I learned through this challenge was the power
of breaking things down If youre even somewhat interested in the world of
personal development youve surely heard the importance of breaking your goals
down

But if youre like me you often roll your eyes and pretend the advice doesnt
apply to you

Stop doing that

The neat thing about this challenge was it was a big goal but not too big
when viewed in the lens of a single pushup

At the beginning of the month many of my sets consisted of 1015 pushups at a
time I finished the challenge with several sets of 50

Another reason I found the challenge to be easier than anticipated was because
the challenge was designed to where it could be easily broken down I wasnt
required to do a certain amount of pushups per set

In fact many days I just did dozens of sets of 5 or 10 pushups at a time This
really helped me break my goal down into much more manageable pieces

Dont let your ambition of a big goal prevent you from taking any action at all
break it down

If you want to start running dont say youre going to run every day for a year
straight Instead focus on one run at a time

Over time those single runs will add up and youll go much further than just
dreaming about what could be

If you want to start a blog dont get bogged down with all the non necessities
Break your goal down to actionable steps What do you need to get a blog going

Youll probably need a domain some hosting and thats pretty much it

If you want to start eating healthier start with one healthy meal each day
Sure it might be nice to think you can go cold turkey and eat nothing but
healthy good but in my experience thats just not the case

Setting big goals can be super powerful but only if you take the time to break
each and every step down

Break your goals down and watch the results pour in

Somebodys Always Watching
When I started the challenge I knew a few of my friends and family would be
following along  But it was SUPER cool to see some of my Twitter followers
decide to join in on the fun

My good friends Jon Marshall and David of NeedWant tweeted me saying they
were going to do their own pushup challenge Feel free to tweet them to check
in on their progress

It was REALLY humbling to know that because I took action on something that
other people around the world were also starting to take action I cant tell
you how great of a feeling that is

It goes to show that every action we take can affect other peoples lives

Instead of focusing on why you cant start a blog focus on the thought of
impacting other peoples lives

Instead of focusing on the discipline it will take to eat healthier focus on
the potential friends and family you might inspire to do the same

Instead of focusing on how much you dislike your current job focus on doing
work that fulfills you and watch how many people you inspire

When we focus too much on ourselves we lose sight of what matters making the
world a better place

Becoming A Better You
No matter where you are in life right now you can decide to improve any area of
your life

It wont be easy It wont happen overnight

But making the decision and committing to personal growth will set you on a
path of amazing discovery

Want to become better socially Start taking people to coffee or use Meetupcom

Want to improve your relationship Do a 30 day challenge with your partner

Want to improve your fitness Buy a gym membership and commit to going 3 times a
week

You dont need anyones permission You dont need to wait for the perfect
circumstances

Even if you set a goal and come up short youre in a much better place than if
you did nothing at all you literally cannot lose

As the popular saying goes the secret to getting ahead is getting started

Whats Next
Well first things first I dont plan on doing anymore pushups for the
foreseeable future hehe

I do plan on continuing on with a 30 day challenge theme and will definitely be
sharing my journey along the way Right now Im considering something that
involves my diet or building the A Boundless World brand

I invite you to think about a 30 day challenge you can incorporate in your life
It doesnt have to be super fancy or mean anything to anybody All that matters
is you decide youre going to do something and give it your best go

Id be delighted to hear if youre going to do a 30 day challenge  I can
honestly say doing 10k pushups truly changed my life

PS Thank you so much for the support whether it be emails tweets phone
calls or texts I couldnt have done it without the awesome support from the
ABW community

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I Did 10,000 Pushups In One Month And Here’s What Happened

 

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This is a particularly lengthy post chronicling my journey to do 10,000 pushups in one month. TLDR: I did 10,000 pushups in April and it changed my life.

 

At the end of March, I found myself deep in the world of Reddit killing time before calling it a night.

I happened to come across a guy who decided to do 10,000 pushups in one month and documented his progress.

Pretty cool I thought.

The following day, I couldn’t stop thinking about the number 10,000. Who in their right mind would do 10,000 pushups? That’s like doing 330+ pushups every day for an entire month! Talk about challenging.

I let the idea sit with me a couple days, before deciding that I was going to give it a go.

If he could do it.. why couldn’t I?

Now for some context.

Since the beginning of January, I’ve lost 20+ pounds and have made improving my health a priority. I’ve kicked the habit of smoking for good (thanks Pavlok), started meditating on a daily basis, and have gone to the gym with my dad three times a week. I’ve also made great strides in improving my diet.

While I’m not in the best shape in the world, I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in my energy and strength since taking my health seriously.

Back to the pushups.

10,000 pushups is a lot. Especially for a guy who could knock out no more than 50 in a row on a good day.

But my obsession with setting a big goal and making it happen took over.

I decided that on April 1st (April fools days of all days) I’d would start my journey to 10,000.

While I knew doing pushups has many benefits, the goal with the challenge wasn’t just to get ‘ripped’. For me, the challenge was more of a mental game.

Could I set a goal and reach it? Could I continue on in the face of adversity, aka push through the inevitable soreness?

Turns out the challenge was a success as I just crossed the 10,000. To be perfectly honest, it’s been a while since I’ve felt this proud.

My Why

I decided to do this challenge because I wanted to build on the momentum of my recent health kick. I knew doing that many pushups would certainly make me stronger, but I also knew it would be a good test of my mental fortitude.

My goal with the challenge was to get into slightly better shape and hopefully lose several pounds of fat while at the same time adding some muscle. But my main focus was to see how far I could push myself if / when times got tough.

I also liked the fact that I had to show up daily. If i skipped a day or did too few pushups, that would ultimately come back to hurt me (I found out the hard way.)

What parts of your life are you failing to show up?

Besides wanting the challenge, there was no specific reason as to why I chose the number 10,000 or the exercise of choice aside from reading about a random guy doing it through a random link on Reddit.

The Rules

To be honest, because this was a self imposed challenge I didn’t have any hard rules in place. My goal was to do as many pushups as I could and hopefully cross the 10,000 pushup threshold all while sharing my journey even if I failed.

Going in, I knew there was a lot of debate on what makes a “proper pushup.” But for me, I didn’t really care too much about the details as long as I did my best. Several days in, I decided that knee pushups would not count in the tally – something several of my friends said I should consider.

Overall, I’d say 90 percent of pushups throughout the challenge would fall under the category of a proper pushup — with 10 percent landing on the “not the greatest form” spectrum. I did my best to have my chest touch the floor on every single one.

30 percent or so of the pushups were done with my feet balanced on a large mobility ball which helped strengthen my core in the process.

The reason I was so excited about this challenge is because I knew that even if I came up short, I would have done thousands of pushups I wouldn’t otherwise have done. My challenge was a success before it began.

Preparation

After deciding I was going to give the 10,000 pushup challenge a go, I knew I needed a decent system to track my progress – some quick math revealed I would need to do 330 pushups each day to reach my goal.

Again, having not done more than 50 pushups in a row, there was certainly a fair share of doubt. 330 pushups a day was a lot, and I wasn’t sure if my body could handle it.

Going in, I knew that there was a decent chance I could fall flat at my face (figuratively and literally) and not even come close to reaching my goal.

I spent five minutes creating a very basic spreadsheet with the totals and created several formulas to give me an accurate tally at the end of the day. I made a commitment to share the excel sheet publicly (Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram etc) and promised myself I’d share the journey every step of the way.. even if I failed.

I’ll admit, having held myself publicly accountable helped me reach my goal. There were several days I didn’t want to do a single pushup, but the thought of telling everyone I know that I “skipped” a few days motivated me to hit the floor and twork up a sweat.

In hindsight, announcing such a “epic” challenge on April fools day probably wasn’t the best of ideas. Several of my friends reached out doubting my sincerity. It didn’t take long after seeing my Snapchat stories filled with sweat for them to take me seriously.

After posting my challenge on both Facebook and Twitter, the responses from my friends and family were mixed. Many were supportive, but quite a few questioned whether or not I’d be able to pull it off. To be fair, they weren’t the only ones who had concerns, as I also was not sure if I could make it.

While losing weight wasn’t the primary goal, I decided to take a “before” picture to see my transformation at the end of April.

Putting In The Work

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One of the most difficult aspects of this challenge was the fact that there was no middle ground. I either hit my daily goal of pushups or did not.

There was no faking it.

This was both motivating and discouraging at the same time. Motivating, because I knew that if I hit my goal each day I’d be successful no matter what.

Discouraging, because on the few days I only did a few pushups, I questioned whether or not I’d be able to make up the difference.

As you can see from my chart, there were several days I only did 40 pushups which was well under my goal for the day.

Physically the challenge was extremely tough, but to be completely honest it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be – the hardest part was mental.

One reason I think the challenge wasn’t as difficult as imagined was that throughout the process I was constantly getting stronger. I did my best to give my body as much rest as possible between each day so that I could attack each round rested and refreshed.

Weight Loss?

I’ve received a lot of tweets and emails asking if I lost a bunch of weight during my challenge.  The truth is, throughout the challenge I heavily neglected my diet so didn’t see the results I probably could have.

That being said, as I mentioned, this challenge wasn’t for the physical benefits but rather a way for me to test myself.

I did end up losing a few pounds and definitely became stronger. So from a health perspective I certainly can’t complain. 🙂

What Do You Do When No One Is Watching?

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden

Because my challenge was self imposed, there was no ‘true’ accountability embedded. I had originally considered recording myself via my computer but that process proved to be too cumbersome to make sense.

With no one watching and me doing my pushups on my own, there was technically nothing stopping me from “adding” a few pushups to the tally to “reach my goals” each day.

While I never entertained the thought seriously, I’d be lying if I said it didn’t cross my mind once or twice throughout the project – especially on the days I failed to hit the daily minimum number of pushups needed.

“If I don’t reach my goal.. I’ll be letting people down.”
“If I don’t make it, some of my friends will give me a hard time.”
“Several people have written to me saying this challenge inspires them.. if I don’t make it they won’t be inspired anymore.”

Of course, many of these thoughts were self serving and me fudging my numbers would defeat the entire purpose of the project.

Perhaps the best part of the experiment for me, was that I can honestly say I did 10,000 pushups.

The Cost of Procrastination

Intuitively we know that procrastination can be bad for us. It prevents us from reaching our goals, causes loads of unnecessary stress, and keeps us from getting stuff done.

When I began the pushup challenge, the math told me I needed to 330 pushups a day to reach my goal – a large but not entirely unreasonable number.

The first few days, I wasn’t able to reach the 330 due to straight up soreness, but I knew that over the next few days I could do a few extra to catchup.

After a few days of catching up, I started to wear down even more. It wasn’t long before I had several 40 pushup days. Whether it because I waited until late at night to start, or didn’t have time to do them throughout the day, the “procrastination” really added up.

As you can see from my chart, I had to knock out several 500+ pushup days just to hit my goal. Obviously, it would have been MUCH easier had I just did 330 each and every day.

The funny thing was, despite being such a physical challenge it taught me a lot about how procrastination could be hurting other areas of my life.

What areas of your life are you procrastinating? Take some time to evaluate where you’re “holding back.” It might not seem like a big deal when it happens once or twice, but when you keep putting things off the ‘cost’ goes through the roof.

Break Your Goals Down 

Another super valuable I lesson I learned through this challenge was the power of breaking things down. If you’re even somewhat interested in the world of personal development you’ve surely heard the importance of “breaking your goals down.”

But if you’re like me, you often roll your eyes, and pretend the advice doesn’t apply to you.

Stop doing that. 🙂

The neat thing about this challenge was it was a ‘big” goal, but not too big when viewed in the lens of a single pushup.

At the beginning of the month many of my sets consisted of 10-15 pushups at a time. I finished the challenge with several sets of 50.

Another reason I found the challenge to be easier than anticipated was because the challenge was designed to where it could be easily broken down. I wasn’t required to do a certain amount of pushups per set.

In fact, many days I just did dozens of sets of 5 or 10 pushups at a time. This really helped me break my goal down into much more manageable pieces.

Don’t let your ambition of a big goal prevent you from taking any action at all… break it down!

If you want to start running, don’t say you’re going to run every day for a year straight. Instead, focus on one run at a time.

Over time those “single” runs will add up and you’ll go much further than just dreaming about what could be.

If you want to start a blog, don’t get bogged down with all the non necessities! Break your goal down to actionable steps. What do you need to get a blog going?

You’ll probably need a domain, some hosting, and that’s pretty much it!

If you want to start eating healthier, start with one healthy meal each day. Sure, it might be nice to think you can go cold turkey and eat nothing but healthy good, but in my experience, that’s just not the case.

Setting big goals can be super powerful, but only if you take the time to break each and every step down.

Break your goals down, and watch the results pour in.

Somebody’s Always Watching

When I started the challenge, I knew a few of my friends and family would be following along.  But it was SUPER cool to see some of my Twitter followers decide to join in on the fun!

My good friends Jon, Marshall, and David of Need/Want tweeted me saying they were going to do their own pushup challenge! (Feel free to tweet them to check in on their progress!)

It was REALLY humbling to know that because I took action on something, that other people around the world were also starting to take action. I can’t tell you how great of a feeling that is.

It goes to show, that every action we take can affect other people’s lives.

Instead of focusing on why you can’t start a blog… focus on the thought of impacting other people’s lives!

Instead of focusing on the discipline it will take to eat healthier, focus on the potential friends and family you might inspire to do the same!

Instead of focusing on how much you dislike your current job, focus on doing work that fulfills you and watch how many people you inspire!

When we focus too much on ourselves, we lose sight of what matters… making the world a better place.

Becoming A Better You 

No matter where you are in life right now, you can decide to improve any area of your life.

It won’t be easy. It won’t happen overnight.

But making the decision, and committing to personal growth will set you on a path of amazing discovery.

Want to become better socially? Start taking people to coffee or use Meetup.com.

Want to improve your relationship? Do a 30 day challenge with your partner.

Want to improve your fitness? Buy a gym membership and commit to going 3 times a week.

You don’t need anyone’s permission. You don’t need to wait for the “perfect circumstances.”

Even if you set a goal and come up short, you’re in a much better place than if you did nothing at all.. you literally cannot lose!

As the popular saying goes, the secret to getting ahead is getting started.

What’s Next

Well, first things first.. I don’t plan on doing anymore pushups for the foreseeable future hehe.

I do plan on continuing on with a 30 day challenge theme and will definitely be sharing my journey along the way. Right now I’m considering something that involves my diet, or building the A Boundless World brand.

I invite you to think about a 30 day challenge you can incorporate in your life. It doesn’t have to be super fancy, or mean anything to anybody. All that matters is you decide you’re going to do something and give it your best go!

I’d be delighted to hear if you’re going to do a 30 day challenge.  I can honestly say doing 10k pushups truly changed my life.

P.S Thank you so much for the support, whether it be emails, tweets, phone calls, or texts. I couldn’t have done it without the awesome support from the ABW community.