These are the project guidelines and this is why I decided to participate.
I’ll be referring back to this master list, crossing things off as they’re completed, and I officially start the list-- Aug. 17-- meaning the end date will be May 14, 2012.
I'm very excited to start this list.
I tried to make many of the items as specific as possible so that I could actually measure and complete the goals.
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focussed. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.
Benefits myself and others:
Ideas, Goals & Aspirations
1 Add photos to the genealogical tree I’ve been making
2 Be a tourist in my own city for a day
3 Be back in school.
4 Blog about something possible and specif every day for a month.
5 Buy a Digital SLR Camera
6 Buy a new cellphone
7 Buy something with great meaning to me.
8 Buy twenty new accessories I love. (0/20)
9 Cut my hair
10 Decide if I ever went to teach for a living.
11 Decide what I want my career to be - teaching, reading specialist, etc.
12 Digitalize some old photos
13 Do some exercise 3 times a week for a month
14 Do Something Nice without Being Asked
15 Document a “day in my life” with photos
16 Drinking more water (in progress)
17 Eat 2 things I’ve never tried before
18 Eat fruit everyday for 30 days
19 Eat more fruits and vegetables.
20 Empty my wardrol and shoes and give what I'm no longer used.
21 Fill a pot of coins of R$ 1,00
22 Fly first class
23 Get a pet.
24 Get new glasses.
25 Give $10 to a homeless person or a stranger in need
26 Give myself a good present, something useful
27 Go for pedicures at least three times (0/3).
28 Go on a group tour/trip.
29 Go shopping with my family
30 Go to a music or film festival.
31 Go to Church
32 Go to the dentist
33 Go to the ophthalmologist
34 Grow my hair out again and keep it long for at least 4 months.
35 Have a professional manicure done
36 Have dance lessons. Doesn’t matter whether it’s ballroom, salsa, or line, as long as I’m dancing!
37 Hydrate properly for a month .
38 Keep my house organzied
39 Learn a new English word every day for 365 days
40 Learn another language
41 Learn how to design a better blog.
42 Learn how to drive and Get my driver's license.
43 Learn how to make 3 new desserts. (0/3)
44 Learn to live without fear.
45 Learn to Play an Instrument
46 Learn to ride a bicycle, and be able to do it competently
47 Learn to Say Useful Phrases in Other Languages
48 Learn to Swim
49 Learn to Take Great Photos
50 Learn to Use Long Words (and Drop Them into Conversation)
51 Learn to work in power point
52 List five things I am grateful for, everyday for one year
53 Loose Weight (about 8 to 10 kg)
54 Maintain a blog or journal for at least a year.
55 Make a backup of my photos and documents, 2 in 2 months
56 Make a donation to a worthy cause
57 Make a list of 101 books to read in the near future
58 Make a list of 101 movies to see in the near future
59 Make a list of what I cook during the week every week
60 Make a list of what's essential, needed regularly, and just wanted
61 Make an illustrated list of small things that make me happy
62 Make my home somewhere wonderful to live
63 Memorize something and demonstrate it for someone as proof
64 Not forget to give the congratulations to my friends and family
65 Not to buy anything except for food for a month and see how much I spend
66 Not to eat any fast-food for a month
67 Not to eat candies for a whole week – 5 times
68 Paint my hair
69 Pay off all my credit cards
70 Post a video on the internet that has me in it
71 Post an entry about “My personal feelings about weight”
72 Pray every day for a month.
73 Print the photos that I do not print for years and do an album
74 Read at least 10 books in English
75 Read at least 4 books on my personal bookshelf
76 Read, speak, or write some English every day for a month.
77 Record a 101 cd mp3 of musics that makes me happy
78 Report a day in my life through pictures
79 Report my progress on my blog, writing about each accomplished task
80 Re-read the Bible.
81 Resolve a book of Sudokus
82 Save for the DVD home movies on VHS that I filmed of Darlan and Daniel.
83 Scan and upload photos from when I was ages 15-21
84 Spend a day in the park.
85 Study abroad (or about to)
86 Take 5 long walks
87 Take more photographs of things.
88 Throw away/donate 25 objects I don’t need
89 Visit a foreign city
90 Visit the Church of Santa Terezinha do menino Jesus
91 Walk for at least 30 minutes every day for two weeks.
92 Watch 10 documentaries (Reviews)
93 Watch at least 8 DVD’s we own that I’ve never watched
94 Write a list of 101 things that make me happy
95 Write a poem
Near the end:
101. Make a new list of 101 Things by the time my 1001 days are done