One January 5th, I realized I had written a blog post every day for five days. Well, that's when I decided to challenge myself to write a blog post every day for the entire month. All I have is today and tomorrow and I will have met that challenge. I'm pretty proud of myself.
I don't usually set challenges for myself, because I hate to fail. That's right, I'm a perfectionist who wants to do everything right and succeed at everything I set out to do. That's not a bad thing, but I can come off as being self-critical.
Thinking... (Got kind of a theme going on here.)
Then there is the other thing that keeps me from challenging myself. There's a part of me that feels like it takes away my choices. If I've challenged myself to do something, then I have to do it. I can't back out of it, and what if I decide I don't want to do the challenge. This indecision can be paralyzing. Ooh..that's kind of deep.