Okay, show of hands: who’s lost a little steam in their Giving Challenge? (sheepish look on my face) I’ll admit that I’ve had my moments. If you have too, don’t sweat it. It’s only natural to get really excited for something in the beginning and feel your energy dip as things go on. I talked about this not so long ago in relation to artists and projects, and I got a lot of responses from people who knew the feeling all too well. In a way, the 29-Day Giving Challenge is a project — there’s a structure to it, a beginning and end, and things to do throughout. So, on one hand, my advice is similar to what I would tell any artist who’s in the middle of a project and feeling an energy slump: Dig Deep!
Are you the master of starting lots of projects? Do you choose to do other tasks that seem easier when you know there's something else you really should be doing with your time? Let's face it, we can be experts at getting everything done but the most important task at hand — that's usually the one that hangs over us for days, weeks, sometimes even months before we get started. And the longer it festers, the longer we feel like ____ (I was gonna say poop, but you go ahead and fill in the blank).