With the intention of creating something fabulous in my lifetime, making my work meaningful, and sheer panic that my brain will stop working as I near thirty (this being my new thing and still needing to come up with my ’30 before 30′ list), I have just started reading Become An Idea Machine: Because Ideas Are The Currency Of The 21st Century by Claudia Azula Altucher.
This book may take up to 180 days as I will read one of the challenges a day and I have every intention in sticking to it. The process involves coming up with a minimum of ten ideas (they can be as ludicrous as you want, which is just as well…!) a day. Altucher gives you the challenge each day and you simply have to come up with the ideas. Simples.
I look forward to my epiphany in three months, Claudia…
I thought I might blog about my experience with the process, and I intend to do so. But I am not sure how I feel about publishing my ten ideas a day just yet… I have noticed after the first day that they can be quite personal and I do plan on having some wonderful ideas, which I may want to keep to myself to start with. So maybe not today’s ones. But it is a nice way to update my blog daily and keep myself accountable for this little challenge I have set myself.
Day One was about gratitude. Writing about ten things that you dislike and finding a way to be thankful for each one. Claudia (now on first name terms) gives the example of hating being stuck in traffic but being grateful for it as you live in a busy place with many people and opportunities. It is basically an optimist challenge, and considering I think of myself as an optimist, this should be fairly easy.
Ten ideas – done. Day one complete. Here’s to the next 1,790!
For those of you that are interested, Claudia has a website at http://www.claudiayoga.com/.
UPDATE (April 12, 2017) – This daily idea challenge did not get completed… however, it did get me posting somewhat more regularly. And for that I am grateful.