Remember last year’s YouTube hit of Karen X. Cheng, the woman who learned to dance and chronicled her progress in a time lapse video? She’s back, and this time she made an app that will help you learn to do anything in 100 days.
Give it 100 encourages users to practice a new skill every day and post a ten-second video of their daily progress. At the end you look back over 1,000 seconds of your own time-lapse to see how far you’ve come.
Those already documenting their own adventures are both silly and inspirational – from Jodie who is running for 30 minutes every day, Kyra who is chasing sunrise, Nessey who is saying nice things to herself, Jennifer who is making dogs happy, and the incredibly inspirational tale of Cynthia who learned to walk again after a debilitating accident.
A motivational site unlike any other, it focuses on documenting the honest, mistake-riddled process of improvement. Unlike Facebook, where your friends typically brag about their accomplishments after they’ve achieved them, Give it 100 lets you see how much effort and hard work actually goes into getting there.
“A child doesn’t notice when she’s growing taller. It’s the same way when you’re learning something,” Cheng says. “It happens so gradually, you hardly notice you’re getting better. We made Give It 100 for people to capture the moment they start out, and every moment after that.”
We figured that if you start today, 100 days later will be June 13, 2014. What would you like to be able to do by then?
Tweet us if you start a new skill and we’ll follow and promote your progress. What project will you start today?