How to Dare... How to Try...
I desired to take a step towards following the words I spoke, reaching out to the world around me even if in the smallest way. How could I do this? How could I step into this idea and stick with it? How could I possibly inspire others to do the same? So many questions to ponder
Obstacle: To become pro-active in my desire to reach out, I new I had to set commitments for myself. Too often I would have the best intentions to do something, but as the day would begin, I would get distracted here and there and sidetracked. The next thing I would know the day was over and I didn't accomplish what I had wished to do.
Solution: Make the random acts of kindness not so random. By selecting one of three randomly generated "tasks" each day I would be setting a daily committment which was specific and would have to be incorporated into my day. By making an online journal recording what I did for the selected task each day I was further putting the commitment in stone. When we vocalize or let someone know a commitment we make we are much more likely to fulfill it.
Obstacle: How can I possibly maybe inspire others?
Solution: By putting my journey online, if someone falls across the website, who knows, maybe they just might find a bit of inspiration.
- Each day pick a task from the three generated (the not so random random act of kindness)
- Fufill the task. If it is a task which can be fulfilled that day then it must be completed that day. If it is something which involves something like baking cookies for co-workers or such, then the baking is to be done that day and the cookies brought to work the next day. (That doesn't eliminate a task for the next day btw)
- Record in the blog which task was selected for the day, what was done to fulfill it, and any thoughts which I may have related to the task or this journey itself.
- Maintain this commitment for a year
This was the original goal. Have I wandered off of it? Yes some. There have been a few days where I haven't followed and picked a task which was posted, but chose to do something different. There have been times I have not recorded what I did in the blog right away. There have been times I have even taken a day off. But it is the journey to the goal...the process that matters most.