The other day, I saw a link for a video of Estella called, “Girl does push-ups for 100 days (time-lapse) #giveit100.” I’m a sucker for time-lapse photography, video, etc., so I clicked the link and was pretty impressed. Now let me preface this video before you watch it. She’s doing push ups every day for 100 days. After 100 days, she’s not ripped or muscle-bound, she doesn’t look decidedly different, but she is smiling. She planned to do something for 100 days, she got better at it, and she finally mastered it.
After watching the video, i started to read the comments, and found that the idea comes from another site, GiveIt100.com . The premise is that you pick one thing to do, you do it for 100 days, and you video yourself each day. You can upload these videos to the site and receive comments, encouragement, heckling, and shares. There’s people on here learning to ride a unicycle, people losing weight, relearning how to walk, and even one guy telling his wife he loves her for 100 days straight.
It’s a pretty interesting concept, and no matter what you choose, my assumption is that you’d get better at it over time. That got me thinking, what would I want to do for 100 days straight? Every one of the people on GiveIt100.com are doing something that they want to do, and it makes them happy. The tasks these people are tackling are rarely easy, and even harder to do for 100 days straight. Hell, I probably couldn’t even manage to eat lunch 100 days straight, much less do push ups or practice a unicycle.
I don’t know what it will be yet, but I’m game to try this. Stay tuned until I figure this out.