What Makes an Interesting Challenge?

by Tom Hills

I think that a challenge will be interesting if its focus is to change behaviour. It needs to be something new. For instance, ‘walk to work everyday for a month’ isn’t a challenge if you already walk to work. Even ‘run to work everyday for a month’ is hardly a dramatic change.

The most interesting challenge is one you’ve never tried, or maybe never even thought to try. ‘Hand-glide to work everyday for a month’ for example. Although that may be slightly unrealistic.

I think that if we do a series of 30 day challenges next year, they need to be interesting and have something quite different about them.