One year ago I made an audacious public announcement that I was going to stop sucking and kick ass for 12 months. I bound myself to rigid rules and set big goals. With the support and wonderment of many loving humans I set out on a grand experiment to see if sticking to my plan for a full year would reap something especially transformative, maybe something near miraculous.
And soon I’m going to tell you all about it.
But before I do, I’m asking the 97 people who stuck it through with me from the beginning and the hundreds who joined up later.
What can you learn from an earnest, viable attempt to make a life remarkable?
Curious? Take 17 minutes to watch the audacious video. Here is an overview of what I attempted.
I stopped sucking at everything that might hold me back.
I tried to exercise every day.
I tried to stop chasing girls.
I tried to stop offering help to people who didn’t ask for it.
I tried to quit feeding on TV, movies, and porn.
And I just decided I’m going to sing like an angel, sweep up a giant following, and make some seriously cool stuff people love.
Tomorrow, my year to stop sucking and kick ass is up, and by many of the measurements I set for myself I didn’t kick ass at all. There have been many days I feel like a turd. Failure is painful.
Here’s what’s also true: I am transformed. I am a much better person. And I kicked ass in ways I never imagined when I started. I can’t wait to tell you about it.
As I gather notes for my final report to you, I make this promise: If there is something you want to know about how my year went, ask me down there in the comments, and I will include my response in the upcoming divulging.