chal·lenge [chal-inj] noun, verb, chal·lenged, chal·leng·ing, adjective
- a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc.
- something that by its nature or character serves as a call to battle, contest, special effort, etc.: Space exploration offers a challenge to humankind.
- a call to fight, as a battle, a duel, etc.
- a demand to explain, justify, etc.: a challenge to the treasurer to itemize expenditures.
- difficulty in a job or undertaking that is stimulating to one engaged in it.
I mentioned briefly in a previous post that I was taking part in a 30 Day Challenge. There are a group of six of us taking part in the challenge inspired in part by a TED Talk one of my friends viewed.
The challenge is designed as a personal challenge, not necessarily something physical, but something meaningful to the individual. Most of us chose two things to challenge ourselves for thirty days. Some of us chose something to stop doing instead of start and a few chose one thing artistic and one thing physical.
This week we met at the beach with some beverages in hand for our amiga’s birthday and to do a half point check in on our progress. Once settled in full view of the crashing waves, we reminded each other what our challenges were, reported on how we were feeling about our progress, and chatted about some of the difficulties we are encountering.
We decided as a group to continue with new challenges every month and two other women asked if they could join us in the next challenge period. I have an evolving list that has 32 personal challenge ideas (so far) and it is continuing to grow. I’ve always thought that learning something new helps me to constantly evolve. And having the support of a group of positive, supportive gals makes it easier to evolve a little more in the campo.
For some more inspiration…