The List

I discovered this project while surfing around last week and I was inspired by it. After reading alot of the lists posted I went off and started my own list. I think this is a great idea and even if people dont go all out to blog or set up the whole list I still think that everyone should write some things down and have some goals in their lives, big and small. I fell like the achievement of more little goals lead to the motivation to achieve the big ones. I've back dated the start date to the 08/08/08 cause how cool is that date and I did achieve some of them already this weekend so this will included them. But i'll blog on that later.

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 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 Focused. 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.

http://www.triplux.com/dayzero/ - The home of the project
Start Date: 8th August, 2008
End Date:
6 May 2011

My 101 in 1001 days


1. grateful diary - one thing perday

2. read ten Inspirational books (0/10)

3. Learn to ride a motorcycle

4. Identify 50 things I like about myself

5. Join North london ME network

6. Unclutter once a month/15 times (0/15)

7. Start a sketch book

8. Make a house cleaning schedule and follow it for at least 3 months


9. get a pedicure & manicure

10. get a massage & Facial
11. dine at fifteen restaurants never visited (0/15)

12. buy one complete sexy lingerie - corset, suspenders, stockings the whole lot

13. Have teeth whitened


14. Investment & financial planning

15. Put £50 into savings once a task is complete - And a scale accordingly for tasks performed in stages ie. £10 per monthly task

16. Do a will

17. Build special savings fund (parents)

18. Build an emergency fund buffer - 3 months salary

19. BUild savings in SA - send a cetain amount each month (0/33)

20. Buy house in SA

21. Work on budget every month (0/33)

22. Have one "No spend month"

23. Work on taxes stuff

Health and Fitness and climbing

24. take a kickboxing/martial art class

25. Detox

26. be vegetarian for a week

27. Sort back pain out

28. Try to go the no shampoo way

29. Do boots weight thing once a month (0/33)

30. Drink nothing but water for a month

31. Have colonic hydrotherapy

32. Go climbing at least once a week (0/143)

33. sort out implant

34. take a yoga class


35. update resume

36. Create website with design stuff


37. Go to at least 15 concerts/live music (0/15)

38. Host a game night

39. Kew Gardens

40. Go roller blading in Hyde Park

41. Sleep under the stars

42. Go to art galleries/museums every month (0/33)
43. Go to the theater 8 times(min) (0/8)

44. Go ice skating each winter at a classic location in London (0/2)


45. Start painting

46. Design a Tattoo

47. Knit a jersey/thing

48. Make photo album books - iPhoto

49. Take a selfportrait once a month (0/33)

50. Mail a secret to postsecret

51. Take drawing course

52. Create and finish 10 scrapbook projects (0/10)

53. Print one photo per travelling trip to create photo wall


54. send flowers to a member of the opposite sex

55. Surprise partner with a gift for no reason

56. Hand write and snail mail 10 letters (0/10)

57. Write and mail at least one 'thinking of you' card each month. (0/33)

58. Take dance lessons with C

59. Write to Dad by hand every month including inspirational ideas and interesting stuff (0/33)

60. Write emails to the rest of the family


61. use a re-useable bag for the shopping

62. Start recycling

63. Start using eco products


64. go one at least 8 climbing trips (0/8)

65. Visit Marrakesh

66. Climb a mountain

67. Romantic weekend in Paris/brussel/bruge via Eurostar

68. Spa break

69. See the northern lights

70. go on a roadtrip with no predetermined destination

71. stay in a five-star hotel

72. go on vacation and don't check email/facebook/myspace/etc.

73. Go Skiing

74. Take a bike trip somewhere

75. Take the inca Trail to Machu picchu

76. Horse riding weekend


77. buy all christmas presents online
78. Buy digital camera

79. buy a computer game - decide on one!


80. Donations/sponsorship

81. Donate unwanted clothes

82. Sign up and participate in Postcrossing

83. Build a house for Habitat for Humanity

84. Volunteer with the North London ME Network

Random/To Do’s/Organization/IT

85. Convert drivers license

86. Organise clothing

87. Organise a recipe binder

88. blog every day for a month straight

89. Use Podcasts

90. Organise all my files on both computers and ext hard drive and set up time machine backups

91. Update address book

92. Catalog books I've read properly


93. Do a photoshop course and self study

94. Scuba dive

95. Skydive

96. Learn Spanish


97. Grow plants, herbs, vegs etc

98. Find, get and move into new apartment

99. Decorate new apartment


100. Start a new list of 101 in 1001
101. Give £10 for every list item not completed to charity

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