I created the 2014 Starting Well Challenge as a tool to help create greater focus going into the new year. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait until the turn of a year in order to sharpen our focus. Feel free to use the posts and worksheets and do a 14 day Starting Well Challenge regardless of the day or month.
Below is a list of every post and accompanying worksheet for each day of the 14 day Starting Well Challenge.
While I created the Challenge to kick off your year, there is no law that says you can’t start well, regardless of what the calendar says.
**A Word on How to Approach This Challenge: Feel free to use the worksheets as guides, or simply walk through the posts using your journal. I recommend keeping the pieces of the process in one place so you can easily refer to it throughout the year. One of the final pieces is learning to schedule a regular review so you can make adjustments.
Starting Well Challenge Posts and Worksheets
- Day 1: Review 2013
- Day 1 Worksheets
- Day 2: Dream Big. Don’t Edit
- Day 2 Worksheets
- Day 3: Draw Your Battle Lines
- Day 3 Worksheet
- Day 4: Face the Brutal Facts
- Day 4 Worksheets
- Day 5: Paint the Picture
- Day 5 Worksheets
- Day 6: Saying No
- Day 6 Worksheets
- Day 7: Put Your Goals in Their Place
- Day 7 Worksheets
- Day 8: Make Your Goals SMART
- Day 8 Worksheets
- Day 9: Focus on No More than Four
- Day 9 Worksheets
- Day 10: Goals Require Habits
- Day 10 Worksheet
- Day 11: How to Build Consistent Habits
- Day 11 Worksheet
- Day 12: How Relationships Strengthen New Habits
- Day 12 Worksheet
- Day 13: How to Stay Focused with a Weekly Review
- No Worksheets for Day 13
- Day 14: It’s Time to Take Action
- Day 14 Worksheet
Books, Audio, Websites: Honestly, most of this stuff is source material in some form or fashion for the content of this program (some links are affiliate links):
Audio/Video: My One Thing, by Andy Stanley – The pastor of North Point Community Church encourages us to focus on one thing for our year. We all know what one thing, if we tackle it, will make all the difference. I listen to this talk once or twice a year.
Video: Keep your goals to yourself by Derek Sivers. I agree that we shouldn’t run around shouting our goals to everybody, but I do think we should share with a select, supportive few.
Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t – By Jim Collins. This is known as a business book, but the applications apply to individuals just as well.
Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen Covey. I’d always heard of this book, but I never read it. Then I listened to it on CD. The ideas can be extremely life-shifting.
Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. This book has become a sort of productivity bible for folks into this type of thing.
Free 5 Day Program: The Tiny Habits Program from B.J. Fogg. Fogg’s Tiny Habits program is super simple and easy. He offers a method of installing new, simple, tiny habits. It’s easy and not time-consuming, but it’s extremely helpful.
Blog Post: What You Must Now Do to Reach Your Goals – Anthony Iannarino, The Sales Blog. Mr. Iannarino’s blog is called The Sales Blog, but it’s not all about sales.