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I hope you're up for the... 63-day challenge!

Posted 3/16/2019

I have spent a vast majority of my working life teaching people the concept of one-day-at-a-time. As a personal trainer, I encouraged clients they could increase their fitness one-step-at-a-time, improve their nutrition one-meal-at-a-time and change their life one-thought-at-a-time. When I started mentoring aspiring authors, I taught that a book, no matter how big or small, is written just one-word-at-a-time. This is a pretty simple concept that most people can understand, but, can they stick to it? That’s the question. It seems difficult, especially in the first couple of weeks to commit to this one-day-at-a-time concept. That’s why I want to help you with it, and, dare you to take up my 63-day challenge.

The honeymoon period is the most dangerous period of all, when it comes to trying to create long term change. Why? Because, after a flash of motivation and/or inspiration when we decide to lose weight, make money, write a book, or whatever else we get inspired to do, we often do too much, too soon and run out of puff as quickly as the novelty period wears off. The biggest mistake many people make, as they try to permanently change something in their life, is to think it’s about mental toughness, willpower or requires some sort of natural ability. Very quickly people realise they don’t have that mental fortitude, the willpower or the talent and so talk themselves out of success long before it could become a reality. Are you relating to anything I’m saying so far?

I think we are all aware that our habits determine the results we get in life. So, the question was, how do we change the bad habits and create better ones? Then came along the idea that you can develop a habit in 21-days. So, many people, including me, thought that we could hold on, and, tough it out for 21-days with the promise that new and powerful habits could be created. Well, we all know how that one worked out, don’t we? If we actually made it through to the end of the 21-days, we were often grateful and proud that we did it, but then couldn’t wait to return to our normal way of doing things. The magnetic pull back to our old ways was too strong.

So, what do we know? We know we need to change habits to change the outcomes we are getting in life, and, we know it won’t happen in 21-days, right? So, how long will it take and how do we do it? That’s what this week’s blog is all about, and, the answer is right here for anyone and everyone ready to take action and willing to commit to 63-days to change their life, forever. Yes, I said forever! I know that’s a big statement, and I understand it may be hard to believe, but who convinced you that achieving anything significant had to be hard? Who actually provided undeniable and substantiated evidence that the process to create massive and amazing change was only for the lucky or talented few? I am here to tell you, that you are born to be amazing and destined for great things, if you just decide to take up the 63-day Challenge.

Change your DNA!

For over 20 years Keith Abraham has researched how top performing people harness their PASSION, achieve their GOALS and FOCUS on what’s most important to bring the best out of themselves and their businesses. He has discovered the link between best performance, and people who are passionate about their life. Here’s what Keith knows;

  1. It takes 21 days to create a new habit.
  2. It takes another 21 days to strengthen your resolve to embed that habit, so your poor habits cannot overpower it.
  3. It takes a final 21 days to make your new habit part of your DNA forever.

In this process, at the end of 63 days you will have forgotten about the old habit and have established new and powerful ones. I want you to reflect on the significance of this for a short time, as I tell a true story. I was once talking to a group of Lawyers about this very same concept a few years ago, specifically around health and well-being. I offered them seven simple basic actions they might consider implementing into their daily lives, one being to just drink an extra 500ml of water per day. You know how sceptical lawyers are, right? Well, one of the attendees came to me at the end of the session and explained to me how busy she was, but that she would commit to just one, drinking the 500ml extra of water each day.

I returned to the firm three months later, to follow up, and this lady immediately came up to me. She looked different. In fact, she looked amazing. ‘What have you been doing? More than just drinking an extra 500ml of water per day, I’m guessing?’ She went on to explain how, after a couple of weeks, she had started feeling so much better with just drinking extra water, that she started eating better, exercising regularly and she was feeling wonderful. She had a beam on her face, colour back in her cheeks and she was looking fabulous. All from the commitment to make one simple, seemingly insignificant change over 63-days.

The rest of this blog is devoted to those who are up for a 63-day journey to transform their lives. If that’s you, the rest of this blog is for you, if it’s not, thanks for reading this far and have a great day. If you are still with me, here are the next steps:

Step One – Send me an email to andrew@andrewjobling.com.au and let me know you want to take part in the 63-day challenge. Then I will send you the documents you need.

Step Two – Decide on an area of your life you want to focus on. Is it health & well-being, family, relationships, career, financial, spiritual or other?

Step Three – Pick one to five (no more) very simple, seemingly insignificant actions, you will commit to for the next 63 days. For example; eating something within 15 minutes of getting up, drinking more water, making an extra sales call, spending 15 minutes extra with your children or anything else that you know you need to do.   

Step Four – Get clear on why making these changes is important for you, your family, your life and the purpose you are here for. I will send you a sheet to help you with this.

Step Five – get into action, focus on one day at a time, track your results (with the tracking sheet I will send you), find an accountability partner and make NO excuses for missing even one day.

Your goal is to win each day, by ticking the box on the few things you are focussing on. If you are willing to follow these steps, and commit to this 63-day challenge, your life will be unrecognisably amazing in just a few short months.