101 Goals In 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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

The official website for this project is called Day Zero. I will be participating in two LJ groups as well: here and here.

Beginning Date: January 1, 2008
End Date: September 28, 2010

In Progress | Completed | Unsuccessful

  1. Complete the 100 Snapshots Challenge.
  2. Use a few of the Mini Photo Challenges to complete the Flickr 365 Days Group Self-Portraits.
  3. Stick to my medication and continue getting support for my random insanity.
  5. Travel to another state.
  6. Buy a canvas, paint, and… paint.
  7. Read 12 novels in 2008. (6/12)
  8. Read 12 novels in 2009. (0/12)
  9. Read 9 novels in 2010. (0/9)
  10. Watch 150 movies in 2008. (150+/150)
  11. Watch 150 movies in 2009. (0/150)
  12. Blog every day in 2008 (Blog 365) (61/365) [not including leap day]
  13. Learn more about photography (take a class?)
  14. Stop drinking soda for at least 2 months. (63/60) (Jan 3-March 3, 2008) (June 1-Oct 21, 2008)
  15. Replay Oblivion to regain all the progress I lost.
  16. Vote.
  17. Write a (short) blog entry in Japanese.
  18. Dance in the rain.
  19. Visit another country.
  20. Tag all the entries on my blog.
  21. Drink (a little bit of) alcohol the day after my 21st birthday.
  22. Watch movies Twinkie recommends.
  23. Read the books I purchased in 2007.
  24. 110ww and stick to it.
  25. Get someone to do the 101 in 1001 with me.
  26. Restart the online book club forum.
  27. Donate $5 for every incomplete goal to a charity.
  28. Learn to knit and make a scarf.
  29. Read and understand one Japanese manga.
  30. Let my hair grow long-ish again.
  31. Try 5 new recipes. (5/5) [seared tuna, sope, black bean sandwich, vegetable pho, gumbo]
  32. Organize a picnic.
  33. Host a movie marathon.
  34. Visit San Francisco.
  35. Identify 101 things that make me truly happy. (0/101)
  36. Pass all of my classes for Winter quarter ’08.
  37. Pass all of my classes for Spring quarter ’08.
  38. Go to Warped Tour in 2008, 2009, and 2010. (0/3)
  39. Donate blood once a year. (1/3) (March 5, 2008)
  40. Write at least 5 letters. (0/5)
  41. Get back into my old exercise routine. (Achieve the same level of “strength”)
  42. Go for a walk along the beach at least once a month for 5 months, consecutively. (0/5)
  43. Ride my bike to class, or walk, for at least one quarter.
  44. Do crunches and push-ups once a day for a month. (0/30)
  45. Complete Project 365 (61/365) [not including leap day]
  46. Get a Bayside tattoo.
  47. Spend one Christmas in New York (with my family?).
  48. Feel confident in my driving because I know how.
  49. Speak fluent Japanese.
  50. Learn another language.
  51. Get a massage once a year. (0/3)
  52. Take Centrum and Omega-3 daily for half a year.
  53. Participate in NaBloPoMo in 2008. (#12)
  54. Write a letter for me to receive at the end of my 101 in 1001.
  55. Whiten my teeth.
  56. Play and finish three video-games, start to finish. (0/3)
  57. Use my Flickr account.
  58. Completely fill up one journal. (Red moleskine)
  59. Watch every episode of House (Season 1-3).
  60. Have a fabulous 21st birthday party.
  61. If given the opportunity, turn in a paper early.
  62. Read His Dark Materials trilogy.
  63. Re-read The Chronicles of Narnia once a year. (0/3)
  64. Create two small bottles of lavender and save them… until they’re ready to be used.
  65. Re-watch Xun Yi Cao. (2/10)
  66. Live off-campus my 2nd year.
  67. Let my natural hair color grow back out and keep it that way for ~3 months.
  68. Get back into the web-designing scene (affiliates & 3 new online friends). (1/3)
  69. Write 10 inspirational quotes onto Post-Its and put them in random places for people to find. (1/10)
  70. Identify 20 things I like about myself. (20/20)
  71. Try out 9 new restaurants. (6/9) (Pascucci 2/27, Whale’s Tail 3/1, Blake’s 7/13, Coco Palm 9/11, The Wynn’s The Buffet 10/19, The Broiler 10/19)
  72. Trust someone wholeheartedly.
  73. Regain my flexibility.
  74. Get a job apart from AS Program Board.
  75. Learn to ride my waveboard better.
  76. Go to a concert in another state.
  77. Fix my PS2 or buy a PS3.
  78. Go to ze snow at least twice. (1/2) (End of winter break 2008)
  79. Eat vegetarian for two weeks. (31/14) (July 2nd-August 3rd)
  80. Go take a look at the La Brea tar pits. (Jan. 17th, 2008)
  81. Go to the Long Beach aquarium.
  82. Watch at least half of AFI’s 100 Movies…100 Years List. (20/50)
  83. Improve my ice-skating.
  84. Finish & update my personal website.
  85. Fall asleep on the grass, under the stars.
  86. Renew passport.
  87. Go horseback riding.
  88. Try to read at least a quarter of The Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels (The Board’s List) (8/100)
  89. Plant a tree.
  90. Create a list of 50 quotes I like (and why).
  91. Go on a roadtrip with no predetermined destination.
  92. Help a child. (Brett Harris)
  93. Visit Washington D.C.
  94. Take a fencing, swimming, or jogging class. (Fall ’08)
  95. Run a marathon.
  96. Become financially independent.
  97. Floss every day for two months. (2/60)
  98. Fly in a hot air balloon.
  99. Visit The Louvre in France.
  100. Complete a Sudoku book.
  101. Plan a new 101 in 1001 list.

4 thoughts on “101 Goals In 1001 Days

  1. I’d never heard of thet Day Zero website before – probably a great way to make yourself a little more accountable for actually sticking to the goals you set for yourself

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