What CHALLENGE am I going to overcome today?

Questions Guaranteed To Create Intensity In Your Day

What challenge am I going to overcome today?










I’ve been thinking about this question for a while.

If this is to be a daily question, it may be easier. Little challenges every day may be easier to identify.

For me, I’ll start the day with the challenge of getting out of bed. I mean, I get up every day, but I certainly don’t get up early enough to be productive with the hours BEFORE heading to work.

This has been my challenge for quite a few months now. I’m still failing.

Certainly there are other challenges I can focus on. My eating habits for one. My exercise habits for another.

Good grief. Do I overcome ANY challenges each day?

I’m kidding…sort of.

It seems we often focus too much on the failures of our day. Do we even give a moment to the success of our day?

How about you? Do you focus on the failures or the successes? What challenges do you overcome each day?


This post is one in a series of posts centered around the “7 Questions Guaranteed to Create Intensity in Your Day” found in the book 20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D. Smith. (Find the 1st post HERE.)

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4 thoughts on “What CHALLENGE am I going to overcome today?

  1. I love this series of posts and the book that inspired them. “20,000 Days and Counting” is one of my all-time favorites. In the past, I have spent a lot of time dwelling on failure, but over the past few years I’ve come to accept that “failure” is a critical part of the process of succeeding. I have started the intentional practice of looking for the “wins” in my day and going over them in my head as I go to sleep. Makes for much sounder sleep! Thanks for this post, Rick – looking forward to your next one! 🙂