Sunday, 10 October 2010

Not quite 101 in 1001 days but a bit close.
One week in and I have completed a few challenges on my list and started on a few of the '101' ones...(read two books and one RandomActKindness).
The hardest bit has been actually thinking of 101 achieveable things and typing them all in one at a time LOL ...patient I am NOT !
I am up to 63...
You can't cut and paste !
Oh, you wanted to know a bit more about what 101 actually involves.
Plan. Create.Motivate. Achieve.

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

Who runs this website?
The Day Zero Project was started in 2003 by New Zealander, Michael Green (personal website).
It is still whatever it means to you if you can't measure or clearly define it.
The cancer diagnosis of my husband's has certainly had us both thinking about our priorities in life.
We have a lot of changes in the wings ...the biggest being preparing to sell our family home of the last six years, virtually closing down our own business of over 15 years. It's keeping us very busy. So I am sorry I haven't had time to reply to all the comments.

Ps Had I started my challenge today (what an awesome date by the way), I would have finished on my birthday in just under 3 years time.
Still I am excited about eating the 'elephant'.
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