What My 21-Day Challenge Means to Me

I pride myself on my ability to overcome, to teach myself things, and to find another door when one seems to be locked. There was a time in my life where giving up was easier than following through with things, but I started to make changes so that I stopped flaking out on promises to myself. Through years of trial and error, learning from others, and picking myself up when I fall, I created a pretty solid plan for staying committed to my goals, and that is what my challenge is all about!

Not that I don’t still slip up sometimes. For the past few months, I’ve been overwhelmed with work, kids, and life, and it’s been hard to stick to a plan. This means that my 21-day challenge won’t just be for others, it’ll be something I do with them! Through planning, being a part of the process, and remembering the emotional piece in all of this, we can all find strength in ourselves that we may have forgotten, and that’s what my 21-day challenge means to me.

Having a Plan

I’m a firm believer in having a plan! I’m someone who needs to write things down, and whiteboards have always been my friend when it comes to goal setting. Creating a plan, sticking to it, and having actionable assignments have always been helpful for me. Getting yourself to a goal is a culmination of tiny steps, smaller goals, and creating good habits, and a plan can help with each step. The planning portion has a lot to do with my success, and I’m excited to teach that process to others.

Being a Part of the Challenge

I’m really excited to be a part of this challenge with all of the others! No matter how successful or set you are in your goals, there is always room for improvement, and I’m really excited to learn as much from everyone else in this challenge as they will learn from me! This 21-day challenge will be sort of a collaborative effort, and that’s an important piece in all of this for me. I’ll be helping myself while helping everyone else, and I think that’s a recipe for some really amazing milestones in this challenge for all of us.

Tackling the Emotional Piece

It’s rare that we have problems reaching our goals and keeping promises to ourselves just because we lack the time or resources. Though that’s a major component, it’s also important to remember how our emotional well-being can play a role in our inability to follow through. Fear is a major hurdle for many people. It definitely has been for me before. There may be issues with confidence, receiving backlash, or a fear of failure. My 21-day challenge will talk about all of those fears and how they play into our goal setting successes and failures.

What it Means to Find Your Compass

The word “compass” means so many things. It is an instrument to help find direction, it helps to describe the range of something, and it’s also a verb that means to accomplish. Each meaning is a great metaphor for this challenge. Whether you’re talking about your direction, your reach with this goal, or your ability to accomplish what you want, you’re working to find your compass.

What does this challenge mean to me? It means creating a plan, finding success, helping others, working hard, and believing in myself. It’s about finding the strength that all of us have within us. I hope that others will feel as inspired by the idea of finding their compass as I am!

I can’t wait to do this with all of you!

xo Natalie

P.S. My third 21-day challenge begins on March 12, 2020! Click HERE to sign up and embark on this challenge journey with me!

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Ten years ago I started out in the online world in the fitness space. I started blogging, sharing at-home exercises, and offering easy recipes. This turned into writing eBooks — one of which blew up in a way I could never imagine!

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