The 30 -Day Trial is a useful tool for Personal Development used by Steve Pavlina to “test out” different aspects of personal growth, at the end of 30 days, he looks back over the past 30 days to see if the change is something he would like to integrate into his life and personal development.
Steve’s latest 30-day trial was another trial run of his on eating a raw-foods-only diet. Ever since being shown his site originally by a friend when we were both interested in polyphasic sleep and I read a good majority of the logs Steve kept during his polyphasic sleep trial.
His raw food trial was my first opportunity to watch one of these day-by-day as he posted his results from the previous day, and honestly, it changed me more than I expected, just following his results.
I’d been toying with the idea of doing my own 30-day-trials but never seemed able to either commit or even settle in on one thing to work on.
So, now, I’ve decided to do my first 30-day-trial on Journaling. I’ve long heard of the potential power of journaling from reading Steve’s blog and also by listening to some of the works by Jim Rohn. So, I’ve decided that my first ever Trial will be Journaling.
The question is, however, how to make myself accountable to sticking with this challenge, other than writing this blog post? Since some of the things I journal about will likely be of a highly personal nature, I don’t think I’ll be posting all of it on here.
For my public accountability of this exercise, I will simply state that in my journal, I intend to write at least ONE entry that I will post on here, to show my progress, if nothing else.
The reason I don’t think I will post everything on here is because sometimes it’s not ecologically sound to post it all, because it may inadvertently cause public harm to anyone I write about, even if I “change names to protect the innocent.” I hope that makes sense.
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