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Huge response to yesterday’s update.

Friday, September 29, 2006 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

September
29
2006

I received a lot of email about yesterday’s update. That didn’t surprise me. What did surprise me is that most of you seemed to agree with me – even some who dropped out of the challenge said that it was just what they needed to hear. Maybe that’s true, but a kick in the pants is only good for a small boost: it’s up to you to take advantage of the momentum and continue forward. The “100 Challenges” are designed to help you break bad habits and reinforce good ones. You, and only you, are accountable for what you do and do not do. You are expected to live up to your commitment and complete the challenge, even if you lose all 100 points along the way. Losing points is part of the learning process. The important things are that you stick with it, you live up to your commitment to complete the challenge and that you do better each month. If you start a challenge and then quit or give up, you are just reinforcing bad habits – habits that, presumably, you are trying to break. These challenges are not just about fitness. They are about goal setting, making commitments and then living up to your word. These skills are critical in all areas of life. I believe that each and every person reading this has it within themselves to succeed, so I will not apologize or water down what I said yesterday. I refuse to lower my expectations simply to placate the egos of quitters.

Registration for the October John Stone “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 7:00 AM (EDT) on October 1, 2006 if you plan to participate. To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simply create a free account. For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the October “100 Challenge” thread on the forum. If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part! No slackers! 🙂

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