[Official]: 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge

2 years, 5 months ago

Rules: Each day you must do one of the following (not all three) :
– Something you fear
– Something you’ve been putting off
– Something you’ve never done before

We’ll use this thread as a record for what you do each day. That will end up serving as a giant repository of options for other people looking for inspiration on what to do each day.

I started doing this 6 days ago and it’s been the most enlivening experiment I’ve ever tried.

Format: Day 1: Put out a call for HighExistence Interns
Of course feel free to share any thoughts about your experience that day

My last 7 days:

Day 1: Something illegal (that wasn’t the goal, I’m just not being specific haha)
Day 2: Interview on live radio
Day 3: 25C-NBOME (new and not well tested designer drug that allowed for insanely vivid past-life regression through eye gazing)
4) Pitched a guest post to TechCrunch.com (huge tech blog) about the futurism of 3-D printing
5) Finished that illegal activity
6) Datura (crazy psychedelic, do your research before touching this one)
7) Put out a request for HE interns

Fears could be anything: public speaking, being completely honest with someone about something, bungie jumping, having a vulnerable conversation, meditating for an exorbitant amount of time, forcing yourself to love people you’ve had trouble loving in the past, etc.

Thanks to @jpete011 for serendipitously posting about this

November 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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Profile photo of Aizen Aizen (@aizen) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 2: had a garage sale to simplify my life been putting it off for a while and am now doing it. And am still taking steps toward the creation of my invention.

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Profile photo of Kimo Kimo (@kkainoa) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Aaaaand I’ve been up all night. Talk about productivity!
Day 2: I’ve been putting off making a (simple) beat, so today’s the day!

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Profile photo of Still_mind Still_mind (@tillmind92) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Very inspiring challenge! Hope I can make it to day 31 :) Not going to procrastinate, so starting RIGHT NOW!!

Day 1: Starting – making a list for the next few days.

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Profile photo of Jodie G Jodie G (@jodiegurley) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 1: Enrolled in school…again. But for something I never dreamed I would do, but I always wanted to.

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Profile photo of Jodie G Jodie G (@jodiegurley) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Oh yeah, and paid for it all upfront.

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Profile photo of Douglas Douglas (@dougmda) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I’m starting today !
Day 1: Get some stuff done.

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Profile photo of Goglosh Goglosh (@goglosh) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

This could be a good chance for finally getting in a fight… get a piercing, hummm… what else?

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Profile photo of CaptDugan CaptDugan (@captdugan) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 1: Finally did something about fixing one of my motorcycles that’s been sitting in the garage for a while.

Day 2: Made a to-do list of things for this 30 day challenge. Tried dip (gross).

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Profile photo of Olivia Olivia (@lolivia) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

day 1: told two guys that i’m attracted to them, released my inner fox

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Profile photo of Olivia Olivia (@lolivia) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Oh, and performed Black And Gold by Sam Sparro to my Marine Bio class… :D

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Profile photo of Brendan Brendan (@likeamau5) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 2: Woke up at 6 and meditated :) some things I’ve been needing to do

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Profile photo of Jay Jay (@punker96) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

First off, I have to say this challenge is an incredible idea. I’ve already got most of my list completed. I’m really looking forward to killing procrastination for good with this list. I have a strange feeling that this will not be the first and only time I take this challenge…

Day 1: Sent a long overdue email to someone important who has been waiting far too long to hear from me. Feels good to tie up loose ends!

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Profile photo of Callisto Callisto (@calypso) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 1: No more HE
-It may or may not be an addiction (it is)
-See y’all in 30 days

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Profile photo of Karl Borell Karl Borell (@blueseaweedz) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 1: Clean my room.

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Profile photo of Samantha Samantha (@sammomantha) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I hope it’s not too late to start this, but to be fair I only discovered this today. I have been kind of heading towards this kind of thing for a while now. Long story short. Made a big mistake. Got into a bad relationship. Lost my self. Curled into a ball (which I have been in for 2 years now). Too scared to leave. So…I went skydiving last week! So much fun (I was terrified of going but so glad I did).

So anyway, day one started yesterday. Got over my social anxiety and went to my new workplace xmas party…and got too drunk.

Monday…I’m scared to go to work. That will be my mission. To turn up to work and take the teasing in good faith.

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Profile photo of CaptDugan CaptDugan (@captdugan) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 3: Started a 30 minute daily morning ritual. Committed to doing it every morning at least until the end of this challenge.

Here’s the video, which I found on this site: http://www.highexistence.com/videos/view/my-morning-ritual-how-to-be-productive-happy-healthy-everyday/

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Profile photo of Aizen Aizen (@aizen) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 3: stop over analyzing things, after a long talk in the night with my dad, I realized that I over analyze everything and accomplish less and less, I plan to use this energy instead toward my dreams and goals.

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Profile photo of Still_mind Still_mind (@tillmind92) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 2: Did not eat anything heavy after 18:00 – just fruits. Usually, I would have late dinners, overeat, and as a result have a poor sleep.

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Profile photo of Galen Galen (@galenvelonis) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Hi Everybody! Wanted to give this a whirl.

Day One: Made and tried Wassail

Blogged about it here: http://galenvelonis.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/30-days-of-fear-day-one-wassail/

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Profile photo of Jay Jay (@punker96) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 2: I’m an audio engineer. I’ve just started my own business, and being that I have started to take on paying clients, it has caused me to look back and remind myself why I got into this business in the first place, because I simply love music. Before starting up this company, I took on a project of a very good friend of mine.I promised that I would do a few tracks with him free of charge, just for the love of learning and expanding my skills. Thing is, I never finished the project once I started my company and started booking paying clients. I always felt bad that I put it on the back burner and kept him waiting for his finished project, so today I mastered his tracks and sent them his way on a CD. The project’s done and it feels great to remind myself why I started doing this in the first place!

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Profile photo of looking78 looking78 (@jcurr) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I just found this today and I can’t wait to get started tomorrow. I read through some of the posts and it reminded me of things that I have been putting off doing for years. It has become such a habit since I graduated high school that I’ve gotten used to putting my needs and wants last. And yes, that’s on my list of things I will be doing in the next 30 days. Very exciting and thanks for the idea.

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Profile photo of Galen Galen (@galenvelonis) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day Two: I cleaned out my inbox of e-mail, which I’ve been procrastinating on. God, that was tedious, but it needed to be done.

Also, I updated my couchsurfing and meet up profiles.

Blogged about it here:

http://galenvelonis.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/30-days-of-fear-day-two-setting-myself-up/

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Profile photo of Kimo Kimo (@kkainoa) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day three: tried wasabi and soy sauce.
Day four: jumped off of the high dive.

Btw, if you are inclined to finish off a shower with a chilling blast of water, here’s a tip: close your eyes!

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Profile photo of Jonny Jonny (@jonnyiscool) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 1: Did a front flip. (landed second try!)

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Profile photo of CaptDugan CaptDugan (@captdugan) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Day 4: Learned and added the RPM into my morning routine.

Day 5: Fixed my old school bobber that’s been sitting in the garage for over 4 months!

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