My Experience Using the Law of 100

My Experience Using the Law of 100

I’ve talked about it before, but I’m definitely someone that’s motivated by keeping a streak alive. So when I first heard about the Law of 100 (also known as the Seinfeld Strategy) on the Mindset Mentor Podcast, I jumped at the challenge.

The big idea is to commit to doing something for 100 days straight. If you miss a day, you have to restart the count back at 1. (If you want more details, I highly recommend going back and reading this post about the Law of 100.) Back in February, I committed to writing at least 401 words a day as I am aiming to write a 75,000 novel draft by late August. And today, I marked day 100 off my calendar!

Yes, I still have more words to write to reach my 75,000 word goal, but with this challenge, I was able to knock out about 63% of that. I have never made it this far in my goal to write a book before. I usually get excited about an idea, write a few thousand words, and then give up. But with this challenge, I was able to stick with it and keep pushing.

If you want to try out the Law of 100 for yourself, I have a few tips to share from my personal experience:

  • Pick a task that’s manageable

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean easy! But it’s important to be realistic with the task you pick for yourself. If you’re not currently writing on a regular basis, forcing yourself to write 2,500 words a day might not be the best idea. Start smaller. Or if you want to establish a goal of organizing your house, you could commit to spending 15 minutes a day on cleaning or decluttering, rather than a full hour a day. Maybe some days you’ll write more or clean more, but don’t expect that every single day

  • Tell people about your goal

When you tell people about a goal you’re working toward, it automatically becomes more real. Plus, these people can then help you stay accountable or even try to help you toward your goal. I know the people I told about my goal frequently asked for updates throughout the process, which motivated me to keep going.

  • Remember the big picture

I know this tip sounds cheesy, but it’s an important one. When you’re feeling like giving up and skipping a day, try to focus on the big picture. The big picture isn’t about writing 401 words or cleaning for 15 minutes. It’s about writing a novel like you’ve always dreamed of doing. Or it’s about living in a place that makes you feel happy and peaceful. That’s what you need to be focusing on. The daily task is how you’ll get there. In 100 days, what do you want your life to look like?

Are you planning to give the Law of 100 a shot?

Leave me a comment with what you’re planning to do for the next 100 days!

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