25 July 2010

Lesson One: 101 Goals in 1001 Days

Have you ever heard of the 101 in 1001 challenge? Here is a synopsis from the website Day Zero:

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.

I've made these lists several times and have completed many tasks because of them. I have never made it to the end of my list before I let life get in the way. In order to accomplish these lists I'm going to blog about them. I am hoping this will be enough inspiration to keep me going!

What does the list have to do with turning myself into a domestic goddess? Everything! My idea of a perfect life is giving equal amounts of time to myself, my home, my family and my business, which I run from home in order to spend more time doing all of the other things.

If you're interested in making your own 101 goals in 1001 days list, I suggest checking out Day Zero for inspiration and a place to organize.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! Will check it out. Thanks for the follow; your blog is great!