Ok, so I was just writing about my goals and realized that I wasn't doing nearly enough. So this is going to be my public challenge to myself to see how much I can improve my life in one month. That's all there is to the challenge - no rules, no goals, and no excuses. I have a pretty great life, but I know I can do MUCH better, and I owe it to myself to do so.
I've found that many things I do during the day don't really make a lasting change in my life. But one small thing, like installing the bluetooth car kit in my car, makes it much more convenient for me every time I drive. Going through my bank statement and finding monthly charges I can do away with saves me money for the rest of the year, and calling an old friend that I've lost touch with can bring another positive person into my life.
This month I am going to ask myself whether or not what I'm doing at any moment is contributing to my future. I'll answer myself honestly and adjust accordingly. Little things that will stick with me are valuable too... if I made 30 small improvements that will help me for the rest of my life, I would be thrilled. How can I not find at least one a day?
I think that's why I like learning so much. I learn little weird skills like how to tell the day of the month for any date, or to solve a rubik's cube in a minute, or how to test if a plant is edible or not in the jungle. None of these things are important, but I find that every month I put a few of them to good use.
Anyway, if you're reading this, I invite and challenge you to do this with me! Reply in the comments that you are going to do it, and I will e-mail you in a month to see your progress. I will then post everyone's progress publicly - so you know that you will be held accountable. I'm psyched about this and plan on starting right now!