Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gotta start somewhere...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So I'm new to this, I'll admit it. But I have been inspired. Some of my close friends are making the most of their life by doing a 101 in 1001 and so it wasn't hard for me to decide to do the same. Therefore I'm starting this blog to document it. I still have to figure out what my 101 will be, but in case you didn't know what it's about - here's some info:

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 (i.e. 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.

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.

2 comments:

24retoa said...
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Stormy Vawn Bradley said...

I really like your 101 list and I am a follower. :-) You make me wanna get moving on my list. Please stop my blog when you get a chance.

http://itsanewbeginning4me.blogspot.com/

Thanks... Stormy

 
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