Having a successful challenge can ultimately turn into lifestyle changes. Try something for 30 days and you just might feel like you want to make it part of a daily or weekly routine. I’m not getting all sappy and telling you to be the change you want to see in the world…however, we should talk about an important component of success in making any long lasting changes. It’s called community.
It’s the piece of the challenge that keeps you coming back and it’s also where you draw support from. Community is the thing that happens at 6:00 am when you make the decision to go workout with your friends instead of hitting the snooze button for another half hour. Sure it seems like the worst decision as you stumble through the dark trying to figure out if those are yoga pants or compression socks but when you’re done with your workout and it’s only 7:30 am you feel pretty effing accomplished!
Your community might be one person or it might be a group of 20 with a super secret facebook group that gets together outside of class. Whatever version of community you have (or don’t have…yet) just remember that you dont have to do it all on your own. Just show up and meet a bunch of new people. You won’t regret it.
There’s seriously a group for everything! Last month I met some people that admitted in public they belong to a local group for medieval combat. It might not be exactly how I want to spend my time but there are groups for everyone and everything. Now go find one and be inspired.