The 100 Days of Productivity Challenge And How You Can Use It To Get Shit Done

A few years ago, someone posted a photo on tumblr that had a picture of their laptop and some paperwork on the table. The hashtag #100daysofproductivity was tagged on the photo. The person who posted this picture declared that she would post a photo on her account for the next 100 days showing that she has done something productive that day.

This one idea caught on like wild fire and hence the term “100 Days of Productivity” was coined. Eventually people saw this idea and labelled it “The 100 Days of Productivity Challenge” and many people took the challenge. The idea went viral.

Personally I think this is a great concept for it takes approximately 30 days to form a new habit and if you’re participating in a particular action for 100 days, then that would significantly ingrain that habit. A habit of productivity is a worthwhile habit to cultivate for it’s absolutely essential towards achieving whatever it is that you desire.

The 100 Days of Productivity Instructions

100 days of productivity

hey guys! some of you may have noticed that lately I have been posting daily pictures with a concept called 100 days of productivity. at first, this was just a method I was using to keep myself on track, but after receiving multiple messages either asking permission to use the idea or asking to explain the idea, I’ve decided to make a post to explain this and hopefully get other blogs in on it!

what is it about?

the general idea of 100 days of productivity is to make sure that everyday you do something- anything productive. it embraces the concept that by chipping away at least a little bit of that big pile of work we all have every day, we can make huge changes for the future.

how can I join?

its simple! just post a picture everyday with which day it is out of 100 (ex: 3/100 days of productivity) and tag it as 100 days of productivity. keep this going for 100 days straight and see how much you’ve accomplished!! 

help get the word out!!

reblog this post to help let other studyblrs know about this idea!! as I really would like this to get out there, I will be following many of the people I see using this tag!!

disclaimer: I am not claiming to be the first person to use this concept. I did not steal this idea from anyone and did come up with it on my own, but I have also been made aware that others have used this idea before!!

The Productivity Habit

The habit of productivity is the master skill of successful people. If you read a lot about successful people and how they built their empires and achieved their dreams, you’ll find they all possess one key trait. It wasn’t the talent, the looks or even the money. It was the ability to use time in the most efficient way possible.

No one built a successful company overnight. It took many years of hard work, missed social gatherings and no holidays. It was all that extra time that the person had they devoted into building their one business. Even if they were working full time, they would get home, have dinner and work on their side hustle from 7pm to 2am.

All their time was devoted into building their business. Time spent on marketing, sales, working on their website, fixing their accounts, finding new clients, building traffic to their site, reading the books and more. You can’t do all these things if you have a social life after work. You have to sacrifice things and refocus on your business.

Therefore it all boils down to productivity. If you give someone 5 hours after work, they have a choice. Will they spend it watching TV, playing video games and drinking or would they spend that time doing something productive such as building an online business.

The ones who made that choice of being productive, fast forward a few years and all of a sudden, you’ll see them featured on media all over the world. This is because of the compound effect. If you take a particular action and do it over and over again over a long period of time, that small action will compound into gigantic results. However, the problem is that you don’t see the results as you do that day in and day out.

The Compound Effect of Productivity

If you’re being productive every single day, completing your work, accomplishing your goals, you’re not going to see any results immediately. For example lets say that you’re posting a video on YouTube. You’ve spent all day filming, editing and finally when you’re done, you upload on YouTube expecting everyone to watch it. As soon as you post it, you wait, no views. A day goes past, 1 view. A month goes past, only 5 views.

At this point, people would tend to give up. They would say that “posting videos on YouTube doesn’t work and I’ll never get the 100k views I’ve always wanted!” If you study people who receive hundreds of thousands subscribers with 100k views, you’ll find a pattern.

They all have hundreds of videos uploaded over time. It may have taken then a few years to upload those videos but they did it consistently. Hence the habit of being productive every single day is a master habit everyone must have if they want to be successful. You can never make it by posting just one video. Posting one article. Finishing just one task.

It’s a combination of of many completions all focused towards a common goal and the 100 days of productivity is perfect.


I believe that the idea 100 Days of Productivity is such a great concept. Even though it’s so simple, it invites people to have fun by posting their progress on their social media networks while encouraging them to go after their goals.

Stay Strong and Be Relentless.

Khoa Bui

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Author: Khoa Bui

Khoa Bui is an author, trainer and chief editor of YouBeRelentless. He enjoys reading books on self development, success, productivity, money, relationships and leadership. When he’s not writing, he likes to enjoy a glass of red wine with a fine cuban cigar while watching the entire season of Entourage. You can check out Khoa’s work at

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