The Challenge: 365 Days of Discovery – Who am I?

How often do we take the time to truly understand who we are and what we want from life? Some of us more than others, but in general, we exert very little energy and patience devoted to truly touching the surface of each component of our existence.

And so… perhaps because I have a birthday this week… or maybe it’s finding a plethora of free time on my hands… or by chance it’s that my mind is more relaxed and open these days… I am putting forth a challenge to myself:

365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life. I will post a characteristic about myself and reflect on it in a blog post for the next 365 days: a full year of discovery into directing the course of my future.

I suppose some could find this indulgent. Believe I am just talking about myself for the sake of hearing myself talk. But it’s not about hearing; it’s about listening. I intend to cover the good and the bad. The areas I excel and the areas I need help.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor.

When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life.

All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man.

Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

And fair for all to comment. Let’s click to the first post.

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35 comments

    • Hi. Thank you very much. I am almost 100 days into it, and some days it feels really useful and collaborative. Other days, it’s a tad humorous and just a quick couple of thoughts. But it’s been such a great experience and opened a lot of paths for me. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to chatting more.

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      • I’m hoping that your journey will inspire me to much the same thing… I know it will be a very enlightening experience for me. There is such validity to putting the words and thoughts down on paper, or in this case into the blog, that it opens our eyes to so much more than simply the thoughts in our minds. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. And I look forward to chatting more in the future.

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