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I read an interesting article by Steve Pavlina about the 30-day trial for personal growth. Basically, pick something you want to make a habit of, or a habit you want to break; instead of approaching it from a “permanent” perspective, give it a 30-day trial, after which point you can choose whether or not to stick with it. There's a lot less pressure this way, and habits will be easier to start since the first few weeks are usually the hardest.

Steve lists several good ideas for 30-day trials. I decided to write in my journal every day; I'm just shy of two weeks into it now and it's been a very good experience. I have combined it with another productivity concept of setting weekly goals - specifying concise actions instead of general ideas. Writing them down and reviewing how well I'm achieving them daily/weekly has been quite helpful. I have been successful at exercising more regularly, taking vitamins daily, and getting to sleep on time. I have not been so successful in getting up without hitting the snooze button a few times (though Steve also has an interesting technique for that which I might try).

You can check out more of Steve's articles at He definitely seems like an interesting guy with some good ideas.

Feel free to share goals, 30-day trial ideas, or any other productivity concepts in the comments.

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Jonny Boy Jonny Boy
Dear sweet little baby Jesus.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Jonny Boy Jonny Boy
Nope haven't seen it. Sorry big guy.

Jonny Boy Jonny Boy
So does that make you an ugly person? :) Just messing

What's the game plan tonight?

Jonny Boy Jonny Boy
What are you doing Sunday morning? Care to um... wait outside of a um... Toys R Us with me? I could um... really use a Wii and PS3. Only like $1K for the set, but your're more than welcome to um... get one too, or something.

Just an idea.

Tim K. Tim K.
Um, your web site *mostly* works with Firefox 0.8 for Solaris. You should really check these things as a web programmer, you know. :-P

Anyway, sorry I took so long to post this, but I've been reading Stephen Covey's “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, and I must say it is one of the best personal management books I've ever seen... though I must admit I haven't really read any others. I highly recommend it. After I finish it, I'm going to go back through and try to fit what he says into a Christian worldview, which shouldn't be hard since the principles in the book are in line with the Bible to begin with.

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