in my last post I said I was plannig to start a new challenge and that I would be sharing the details shortly. Let me present to you: The Lunar Challenge 🚀
What is it about?
I will deliver a different product every two weeks. Starting on November 23rd.
Read the rest of the post 😄
Motivation? Why now?
I have always wanted to start my own successful project. But I now realize I never did much in order to get it. And you might ask: why? Glad you ask…
The magical jar
At some point in life, I do not really know when, I started to think that I had a limited supply of “stamina”. My mental process went something like:
When born you were given a magical jar full of this strange compound called stamina.
Every single time you worked really hard for something your jar emptied a little.
Nobody wants to have an empty magical jar (that’s useless!) so you better ration it out.
It seems something mystical, magical or plain crazy, I know. But it made sense to me. And, I have to confess, it still does… But recently I had one of this big “what if” moments and something clicked inside me.
What if the stamina was not given to you on birth as a whole. What if the stamina was something slowly being regenerated?
All this time trying not to waste any of it and I was wasting it by liters because of my full spilling jar.
Back to earth
Maybe all of this is nonsense to you, but it somehow worked for me. I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to come for so long and it’s time to move!
So, as many others, I have a list of ideas I want to work on. I honestly think most of them are useless, but I have set my mind to start working on them. But didn’t know how to start until now.
Recently I have seen people doing similar challenges forcing themselves to regularly deliver stuff. And I thought why not trying myself? 🐒
Starting on November 23rd I will be working on some side project for two weeks.
On December 3rd I will publish a post with the result. Containing at least:
- Short summary of the original idea.
- Final product details.
- Interesting notes/thoughts during the process.
- Conclusion, if any, and next idea + dates.
Reach me out!
If you happen to be in a similar situation, you felt inspired by this post or just wanna chat please: contact me on twitter or by email (both at the bottom of the page!)
That’s all for the moment, thanks for reading!
Bonus! Some extra whys:
- Why every two weeks?
Initially I thought about once per month. But I wanted to deliver things faster and lower my expectations on quality. Then thought about once per week but I have an actual job and an actual life so one week, for me, would be too little effective time. So the term in the middle felt natural: every two weeks. So be it.
- Why starting November 23rd?
Once I decided on the periodicity I was curious about natural events occurring every two weeks. My friend, The Internet, pointed me into the moon phases. Apparently the cycle from new moon 🌑 to full moon 🌕 (and vice versa) happens every roughly 14 days (14.77). And delivering every full moon and new moon feels cool 😎
- Why the name?
Well, read the two previous whys. Lunar (from moon) Challenge (from challenge).