This is NOT the start of a challenge.
This is NOT a message from me telling you what you “should be doing”.
This is simply an invitation to you.
And I’d like to provide what I think to be a very pertinent interjection that I have never, and will never, put forth a Weekly Focus that I have not tried, tested, lived or am currently practicing.
So let me start this invitation with the paramount piece of the subject line:
Today is my 100th consecutive day of doing 100 push ups each day.
Today is the day that I can reflect on the past 100 days and take note of the fact that I have remained 100 percent committed to what I set out to do.
I am on a 10,000 push up streak and I have no intention of stopping.
This is FAR FROM a brag.
And 100 push ups has essentially ZERO to do with physical fitness.
Sure, you will improve your strength.
Sure, you will slowly be able to do a few more in a row.
Sure, they may become less difficult over time.
But 100 push ups is not going to turn you into some kind of jacked super-human
…It’s going to do something far greater.
We are living in a world of FREE dopamine.
There are so many flashing lights, catchy reels, enhancement filters, sources of entertainment, channels of information – you name it…
And if we’re not careful, we can become acclimated to getting the reward without putting in the work.
But when we want to be an agent in our life…
When we want to have autonomy over our thoughts…
And ultimately the direction of our life…
There has to be a willingness to fight for, and defend, the things that we hold sacred.
By choosing some level of difficulty in our day, we are training our mind, and more importantly, we are training our character to live, thrive, build strength and KEEP GOING in the midst of difficult times.
Because difficulty is hardly a matter of IF.
…It’s a matter of WHEN.
In the past 100 days I have looked forward to doing my push ups twice… maybe.
I am nowhere close to doing them all on my toes, or even all in one sitting.
I have felt tired, I have forgotten about them and have had to pull myself back out of bed to do them.
I have been WAY “over it”.
But I have done them anyway.
For 100 days, and 100 times each day I have proven to myself that I will do what I say I’m going to do.
I have proven to myself that I will do what needs to be done.
I have proven to myself that I will choose to do what I think is right, not what’s easy.
100 has ZERO to do with physical fitness.
100 times a day I have my respect.
100 times a day I have my belief.
100 times a day I have my commitment.
And I will GLADLY continue.
Now, I invite you to go get your 100.
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