January 23, 2007

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Mission:
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 my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as new year's resolutions. 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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Taken from the origins of the idea

I did it. Actually, I started it. As of right now, I have
578 days till my 1001 days runs up. I've completed 19 of my 101 things to do. Some are fairly more harder and when I first made it, I didn't clearly think out and make SMART goals. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, tangible) I've posted on this a few times, but I went through and updates my page and cleaned up a bit. My friend also has his list here. My last one was "grow hair long", which I've clearly done. It will actually be 3 years next month that I made the choice to grow my hair. For a moment, or a few moments, I was getting bored and thought (not seriously though) about cutting it short. But after figuring out a few other things I can do with my hair, it's all good. My main reason for this is for you all to see my list and check it. Maybe even start your own list. If you do, please let me know. It's an interesting project and a lot more of a journey then some redundant "New Years Resolution". As my friend says, "Revolutions not resolutions."

Rivers 101 in 1001


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