Where did this idea come from? Well several years back, a gentleman by the name of Matt Cutts (formerly the SEO guru of Google, now the Administrator at U.S. Digital Service (USDS)) did a Ted Talk called “Try Something New For 30 Days“. He states that 30 days was just enough time to add something or remove something from your life. And small changes are sustainable so they have a better chance of sticking after the challenge. He finished his talk with by mentioning that the next 30 days will pass whether you like it or not, so why not try something you’ve always wanted to do…for the next 30 days.
So why 26 days as opposed to 30? Do I have a fear that those last 4 days are going to be too much for me? No, it’s nothing like that. Well I have had this domain sitting around for a decade or so. I used to use it for a promotion I ran while doing real estate. So that’s where 26 days comes from. But, mathematically 26 days works great. It turns out that 26 goes into 365 fourteen times (14x) with a one extra day, or better yet 28 goes into 365 13 time with three days left over. This will allow me to wrap up the previous 26 day challenge and prep for the next.
So that’s the goal…13 iterations of 26 day goals. Thoughts? Ideas? Want to join me?