The 22nd September marks another milestone in the calendar, the start of the last 100 days until the end of the year. If you made any New Year’s resolutions you have 100 days left until you will be reviewing them and either patting yourself on your back, considering whether to have another go next year or deciding to give up, with the possibility of feeling defeated and a failure.
From another angle consider that if there are 100 days left, there is still nearly a quarter of the year to go, so all is not lost.
You may not consider that 100 is a particularly significant number of days, and in some ways it is not. The 1st October marks the start of the last 3 months of the year, the last quarter, and that might feel more significant to you.
Whether you care or not about the significance of where we are in the year, the important thing to consider is are you making progress towards achieving the goals you have set yourself? If not, why not? Were they unrealistic, too hard or too vague? Do you need to check them and adjust to make them SMART or just SMARTer, based on what you have come to realise?
By being aware of where we are in our own personal self-development journey, either measured by time or progress, we have a means to work out what we need to do next to, to review and plan forward. Counting down to a specific date makes us accountable to ourselves. Sometimes this a push we need.
If you have struggled to move yourself forward this year and want some help why not consider taking up a 100 day challenge? Gary Ryan Blair has created a fabulous program that you can follow. You get materials, support and everything to help you meet the goals you set. You are held accountable, but you undertake the program with others, so you are not alone.
You don’t have to start this on the 22nd September. If you are reading this in May or January, then that is as good a time as any. The key thing is to commit, to take action.
So what are you waiting for? The challenge is on!