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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Might as well get EXP for it!

Challenge Accepted is a web-based app that turns your to-do list into a quest log, and turns you into a bold adventurer. Earn experience points for your real-life adventures by treating them like quests in your favorite role-playing games. Are you ready to join the battle?

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Take the Raz Challenge!

Want to impress Raz the Unimpressed? Every so often, she challenges all the adventurers of GetYeDone to either try something new, learn something cool, make something neat, or do something good. Accept Raz's challenge, and complete it, and Raz may just reconsider her opinion about you...


This time, Raz challenges you to...

Plan Your Next Adventure!

Take a look at your Quest Log: chances are good you’ve got something BIG on the horizon. And we’re not just talking ogre-big, here. We’re talking a task, quest, or maybe even an odyssey, that makes your stomach cramp a little bit just thinking about the sheer bigness of it all. How will you ever get it done? Have you bit off more than you can chew?

Ahem. OF COURSE NOT.

You are a bold adventurer! You will not be undone by a simple quest—nor by a not-so-simple quest! You have all the tools you need to succeed! In truth, the trick to overcoming the big stuff is twofold: a) courage, and b) forethought. That’s why this time, Raz challenges you to put on your +3 Thinking Cap and sharpen your Pencil of Planning. It’s time to plan your next big adventure!

Resources & Suggestions

  • First, figure out exactly what it is you’re planning. If it’s a project with a well-defined goal (eg. “Scan all of Mom’s old photos!”) then this part is easy. If it’s something more abstract (eg. “Learn to speak Elvish!”), you may want to set a more specific goal (“Learn to speak enough Elvish to flirt with the awesome librarian!!”).
  • Research! Consider all the possible elements of your project. Are there resources that will make your quest easier? Have other adventurers gone before you, and recorded their path?
  • Break the process of accomplishing your goal down into individual tasks, rather than lumping the whole thing into a single task. (Side note: if you’re not making use of quests and odysseys, this is a great time to start!)
  • Gather the tools you’ll need, and make sure they’re in good repair. Remember, a “tool” can be almost anything—a flashcard app for your phone, an updated resume, a pneumonic device to help you remember a calculus formula. The more tools you have in your inventory, the better equipped you’ll be to accomplish your goal!
  • If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t focus on your end goal. Instead, focus on the next task necessary to get you there. If you need to, break THAT task down into steps, too. You can’t do EVERYTHING all at once, but you can do one thing!

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