I’m kicking off a new project, the Chutzpah Project.
Well, I was going to kick off a new project on Jan. 1, but, like many great projects I’ve worked on over the years, it slipped. Only by a month.
I loved Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project. Her idea was to document – via blog and eventually book – her attempts, over a year, to get happier by trying stuff. She drew up a list of stuff – four things a month – to try. Things like “be physically active”, “be nice to others”, “try new things”. She did four in January, four in February, etc. And tried to do all 44 (11×4, if my arithmetic is correct) in December.
Of course, she didn’t succeed. She couldn’t do everything, and some days she couldn’t do anything. But she never gave up. And she learned a lot about happiness along the way.
I want to do the same thing for chutzpah. Give it a year. Try four things a month. Maybe even try 44 things in January 2014 (which will be a year). Document lessons learned along the way.
I hope you’ll join me for the ride.
(Next Post: Chutzpah Redefined, Rescued from its Detractors)