Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day Zero Project - -101 in 1001

I stumbled across this "Day Zero Project" and it piqued my interest.  The details of the project are this, as from the website.

About The Project

Welcome to Day Zero, the home of the 1001 Day Project. A unique challenge that inspires you to set and achieve your personal goals in life.

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

At first, I thought that it would be a breeze to come up with 101 goals, but I soon found out that I was wrong.  After much soul-searching and researching, I've come up with 83 goals.  I'm trying really hard to put thought into the goals that I commit to.  I want them to be relevant and meaningful to my life and to the life of my family.  I want this project to bring good along the way and certainly want it to end with success. 

As I continue to struggle with the last 18 goals, I'm going to continue to tweak the ones that I have written down.  I want all to be right, and then I'm going to passionately begin with the finish in mind.

Who knows, maybe number 101 will be to make another list of goals... :)

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