Lazy Nerd Diaries: 90 Day Challenge

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“The Dread”

So, I was sitting at my desk earlier this week and I started feeling “the dread” coming on. “The Dread” is the feeling of not really wanting to show up at work anymore. I don’t mean it literally (although there is some of that too) but not wanting to really “work” I guess. I started fantasizing of reasons why I should quit: I didn’t really go to school to do this kind of work, I don’t really enjoy my work, people nitpick, I worked 2 months without pay so I don’t “really” need to work, and the list goes on. However, I also had a lot of reasons too why this wasn’t a good idea: I need the experience, It helps to pay the bills for now, etc.

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Despite the reasons I should stay, and I knew those reasons, I still felt “the dread”. Not to mention, I was getting off work and struggling to find the energy to work on my side hustles: my blog, my books, and my affiliate marketing sites. Which led me to feel depressed and defeated, and I felt like I would never pull myself up to get things done.

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The 90-Day Challenge

While trying to stifle the feeling of “the dread” it dawned on me that what I needed to do was challenge myself. I had some vague goals written down that I wanted to accomplish for 2017. I had created an action plan, but I was not putting in the work. I decided in that moment that I would turn everything into a challenge and give myself a deadline date to accomplish it. So for the next 90 days I am going to show up as my idea of the person I want to be in the next 5-10 years.

To prove to myself that I was serious I decided to start by writing out my blogging and writing goals for the next 3 months to the first year. I then tacked these goals to my vision board on the wall. Afterwards I labeled my dry erase board with things I was going to do each day to complete my goals. Today’s task being to publish this blog post.

I am so excited to embark upon this journey and to see where it takes me. If you want, feel free to keep up with me and see how I’m knocking out my goals. I don’t know no better way to prove that something can be done, than by doing it. Sometimes, seeing someone else work from the ground up also inspires you to begin to lay the ground work in your own life and future. Leave a comment below and let me know what your thoughts are, or even goals!

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