101 Goals In 1001 Days

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 0 Comments A+ a-

UPDATE 12-15-10: 
About a year ago, I embarked on a mission to complete 101 Goals in 1,001 Days. It's been a fun so far... though it's not at the forefront of my thoughts & actions like it once was. Some goals have changed... because I no longer felt compelled to complete them anymore. And, the whole pint of having goals in WANTING to complete them. So, without further ado, a bring you my new and improved 101 Goals in 1,001 Days! 

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Today I've decided to embark on a mission - to complete 101 goals in 1001 days. Read more & start your own here: http://dayzeroproject.com. In fact, I was inspired by this blog: http://101in1001-amanda.blogspot.com/

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Start Date: Thursday, December 24, 2009
End Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012

My 101 Goals:
  1.  Learn to cook a Japanese homestyle meal - Done 1-7-10
  2. Read Atlas Shrugged (In Progress)
  3. Travel to Machu Picchu in Peru 
  4. Not log in to Facebook for a week - Done 1-3-10
  5. Get LASIK -  Done 1-22-10
  6.  Have another baby
  7. Write a short story
  8. Write a childrens book
  9. Illustrate a childrens book  
  10. Not eat fastfood for a week
  11. Learn to knit/crochet I tried, and just couldn't get into it. So... this is now... 
  12. Get to goal weight
  13. Paint & stencil bathroom - Done 12-28-09
  14. Spend a weekend without the computer
  15. Walk to farmers market for groceries
  16. Go hardcore vegan for a week
  17. Visit the Grand Canyon
  18. Not drink pop for a month - Done 2-2-10
  19. Listen to 10 books on tape - Done - http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/2010/05/great-audiobooks-list.html
  20. Read 10 new books (2/10)
  21. Pay off house
  22. Get Ken to write a 101 in 1001 list - Done 1-21-10
  23. Do 30 regular push ups in a row
  24. Read the Bible
  25. Go to a museum with the family - Done 10-2-10 - http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/2010/10/cincinnatis-duke-energy-childrens.html
  26. Go to the zoo with the family - Done 5-16-10 - http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-trip-to-zoo.html
  27. Make lisabrowndesign.com an actual portfolio site
  28. Host a poker night
  29. Not watch TV for a week
  30. Get back on a workout routine - 5 days/week for a month
  31. Surprise Ken by doing something thoughtful (he must be genuinely surprised) - Done 3-14-11 - http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/super-easy-donut-recipe.html
  32. Spend a day at the beach
  33. Visit a Mayan village with the family
  34. Learn a recipe from my mom
  35. Build a snowman with Phoenix
  36. Create & keep up with my blog for this (In progress)
  37. Sell something on Ebay I tried & failed! 
  38. Learn Japanese
  39. Learn 10 constellations
  40. Grow hair to 12 inches long
  41. Grow hair to 18 inches long
  42. Grow hair to 24 inches long
  43. Get hilights
  44. Finish this darn list! - Done 2-21-10
  45. Complete 50 Questions - http://www.marcandangel.com/2009/07/13/50-questions-that-will-free-your-mind/ - Done 3-16-10
  46. Go to a drive-in movie
  47. Go on a hike
  48. Watch a meteor shower
  49. Take the family to church - Done 12-24-09
  50. Motivate 3 people (besides Ken) to write their own 101 Goals In 1001 Days (1/3 - Holly)
  51. Buy 3 pairs of "adult" pants (1/3)
  52. Buy 3 "adult" shirts (3/3) - Done 3-20-10
  53. Take the family to a pumpkin patch
  54. Decorate pumpkins from the pumpkin patch
  55. Go on a hayride
  56. Get a massage
  57. Donate blood
  58. Floss every day for a week - Done 1-6-10
  59. Use up ALL of my bath products
  60. Watch entire "Lost" Series - Done 5-25-10 
  61. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  62. Complete Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  63. Try a new fruit
  64. Try brussel sprouts - Done 5-11-10
  65. Watch a foreign film with subtitles - Done 6-25-10
  66. Get 10 blog followers (10/10) - Done 5-15-10
  67. Blog every day for a week - Done 12-30-09
  68. Finish Phoenix's 1st year scrapbook
  69. Make a new vegan recipe - Done 2-27-10
  70. Complete a jigsaw puzzle
  71. Sleep under the stars
  72. Go canoeing
  73. Go horseback riding
  74. Start "Elf On A Shelf" tradition
  75. Go snowboarding
  76. Don't run into or bump into things for a whole day
  77. Get a better name for this blog - Done 12-28-09
  78. Don't eat candy for a week
  79. Eat raw for a day
  80. Go to Kalahari with the family
  81. Create a "Young me - Now me: photo (http://www.crookedbrains.net/2008/04/young-me-now-me.html)
  82. Not give Ken any new house projects in 2010 - just finish what's already started/on the list - FAILED! I've already given him WAY too much stuff to do!!!
  83. See a comedy show
  84. Make another 101 in 1001 list
  85. Go to a pick-your-own-fruit farm
  86. Buy a spring jacket - DONE 2-27-10
  87. Buy a nice, winter jacket
  88. Finish Ken's journal
  89. Go to dinner with Holly - Done - 3-7-10
  90. Visit Tina in Columbus - Done 12-4-10
  91. Visit cousins in Toledo
  92. Trapeze
  93. Go surfing
  94. Go snorkeling
  95. Get SCUBA certification
  96. Make a clock
  97. Take a class
  98. Take Phoenix to a music/gym/socialization class - Done 7-3-10 - http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/great-morning-at-little-gym.html
  99. Complete FlyLady Beginner baby Steps
  100. Swim with dolphins
  101. Go camping




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