Will you take this challenge?
By The Abundance Project | Abundance Project Newsletter | May 5, 2015
As human beings we become accustomed to following a similar routine every day.
We get into the habit of having our breakfast at the same café every morning, taking the same commute to work, following the same daily agenda, and meeting up with the same group of friends in the evening.
Each day may vary slightly depending on the week, but for most of us it stays the same 90% of the time.
It’s not wrong to have a comfortable routine, but if you follow the same routine long enough without any tweaks, life can become a bit dull.
I’ve experienced it, you’ve experienced it, we’ve all experienced it at one point or another.
So if you’re saying to yourself “That’s me!” right this very moment I have some great news for you.
If you’re ready to take on a few new challenges every day that will spice up your life and get you out of complete boredom mode, check out the following 3 ways you can step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself every day.
#1: Pick up the Phone and Call
It seems that we prefer to talk to people on the phone and face-to-face less and less as the years go by, and that’s not necessarily a positive change.
The less we allow technology to get in the way of our relationships, the better communication we’ll have with those close to us.
The next time you feel like texting or emailing a friend or a loved one, pick up the phone, dial their number and then have a conversation.
It may seem like an inconvenience, but it will be good for you in the long run. It will improve your communication skills, and both of you will build a stronger relationship with the other.
#2: Do an act of Service for a Complete Stranger
Doing small, random acts of service for people you don’t know is one of the best ways to build character, challenge yourself, and feel better about your life.
It doesn’t need to take hours of your day—you can literally offer to help someone carry their groceries and that act alone will only take five minutes of your time.
It’s about the intention behind the act of service, not the actual act.
You may think that you are too busy to fit in time to help a complete stranger, but once you begin looking for opportunities and accepting them, you will find yourself looking for more opportunities to serve in the future.
That is the beauty of small acts of service—it’s a very healthy addiction!
#3: Make a List of Personal Attributes You Want to Change
We often get too busy with our own lives to notice the unhealthy and unpleasant attributes we possess.
If you truly want to challenge yourself every day, try making a short list of attributes you want to change.
Work on one new attribute each day and keep progressing until you change all of them.
Once you’ve done that, make another list and continue working on those attributes until you’ve mastered them.
Continue that pattern for the rest of your life.
Challenge Yourself and Become Better!
If you want to find greater abundance, happiness and success in your life, you need to learn to challenge yourself every day.
If you can pickup the phone and call someone you care about, do small acts of service for complete strangers and make a list of persona attributes you want to change, you’ll soon find that you are a better person who’s better able to deal with the other challenges life brings your way.