The #365 Day Challenge has its precedent in photography. Do a Google search of “What is the 365 Day Challenge?” and answers about photography from photographers rise to the top. My own inspiration doesn’t come from Google; it’s from my former employer Geoff Livingston. He took on the photography challenge the other year and produced a number of photographs that are available for purchase.
A number of my friends and acquaintances use Chris Brogan’s “three words” concept. I’ve yet to use it, mostly because I feel an odd resistance to being tied to a certain set of words. That being said, I see the value in the limitation. It brings a focus to what one plans and hopes to do. It causes a person to pause and to think about what three words capture his or her aims. Declaring them publicly results in an accountability to those words and the goals attached to them. Because of that, I’ve decided to give the “three words” a try.