Technically, today is April Fool’s Day, but it feels as if the entire world has been punk’d over the last month, so I’m not here to play a prank. I’m here to issue a challenge.
I remember not too long ago when the biggest complaints I heard were “I wish I had more time,” or “I’m sooooo busy.” Fast forward to present day and most people outside the medical field are complaining of boredom. Yes, Tiger King took the edge off and memes are also helpful, but we’re quarantined until at least the end of April, if not longer, which means we’ve still got a long way to go.
For better or worse, we may never find ourself with an abundance of time like this again. Therefore, I submit the 100 hour challenge.
100 Hour Challenge
1. Find something you want to learn.
2. Commit to practicing it for 100 hours.
3. Practice EVERY DAY and log your hours.
4. See how fast you can reach 100 hours of practice.
What does 100 hours of practice look like?
If you start today and practice 3 hours and 20 minutes a day, you could hit 100 hours of practice before May 1.
You could also practice 2 hours a day for 50 days or 1 hour a day for 100 days.
Not sure what you’re interested in learning?
Here are a couple places to look.
Coding may be the most valuable skill you ever learn. Codecademy teaches it for free.
This website has hundreds of topics to choose from. I’ve taken courses on coding, web design, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, writing, singing, etc. Bonus tip: If the course seems too expensive, put it in your shopping cart and walk away. Udemy regularly emails coupons and puts their courses on sale. I’ve never paid more than $10 for a course.
This website has hundreds of Ivy League courses for free.
Physical branches may or may not be closed, but libraries have tons of free resources online and through the Libby App. All you need is a library card.
Is this the ideal situation for us to be in? Far from it, but with a little initiative, we have the potential to turn it into a valuable one.
Don’t let the opportunity pass you by.
Feel free to share what you’ll be learning in the comments below.