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By Daniel Francis

Have you heard of the ‘75 Hard Challenge’? It is a popular challenge that consists of daily challenges you must complete for 75 days straight. If you miss any of the activities on a given day, you start over from day 1.

The activities consist of sticking to a structured diet of your choice, drinking a gallon of water every day, no-cheat meals, or alcohol, and exercising twice a day for 45 minutes each time. One session of exercise must happen outside.

People who typically do the challenge post their progress on social media to help keep them accountable.

It seems to have grown in popularity because it not only helps you build muscle and lose weight, but it helps you exercise discipline to keep consistent.

As I continue on my journey to find God in all things, I recently had a thought: what if there was a 75 Hard Challenge but it was centred around God and our faith?

A fun, semi-competitive challenge with yourself to grow close to God with daily faith-based activities. This trend of gamifying life can create an air of excitement around seemingly basic tasks, so why not use it to deepen our relationship with God?

Instead of sticking to a structured diet, you could read your Bible every day for a set amount of time. Instead of drinking a gallon of water, you could do one generous task whether big or small.

Instead of exercising twice per day, in this case you could say a prayer as you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed. And instead of no cheat meals or no alcohol, you could attempt to go without sinning or if you want to stick to something specific, go without lying for example.

How long before you think you would have to start over on day one given this challenge? I like the idea of this challenge because it makes you hyper-focused on your daily actions.

You start realising how much time you may or may not be devoting to God. It forces you to prioritise faith-based actions whether in a small or big way in your day-to-day activities.

What may start as a difficult challenge may transform into a refreshing daily reminder of your connection to God and your faith. Just as those who do the ‘75 Hard Challenge’ find a physical and mental transformation after completing the challenge, I believe we could experience a spiritual transformation after completing the ‘75 God Challenge’. The good thing is you can decide on what the activities are and if you want to do more or less.

The older we get the more we get caught up in the automatic nature of life. We get stuck in our routines which are a mix of good and bad habits. It is difficult to change our usual way of doing things because that is what we are accustomed to. Meaningful change requires changing priorities in a big or small way.

I think challenges like these are meant to disrupt our usual rhythm and encourage positive change. Hitting a daily streak over 75 days will give you a sense of fulfilment. It will give you something to work towards.

The fear of starting over will produce fear and urgency to not miss any of the activities.

So, who will join me today in accepting the ‘75 God Challenge’? Feel free to share in your journey and let us see how many make it to day 75.


Daniel Francis is a millennial helping other millennials. He is a two-time author of the books The Millennial Mind and The Millennial Experience, and an entrepreneur. Over the past four years, he has served as a Personal Development Coach whose work targets Millennials and helps them tap into their full potential. He is also a self-publishing coach and has guided hundreds on self-publishing their book successfully.


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