In 2010, I ran into hard times and had no idea how I was going to get myself out of them. I previously blogged on LiveJournal and through there found the mission. What was the mission? You had to create a list of 101 items to be completed in 1001 days. So, to get the worst of situations off my mind, I set my sights on finishing 101 goals.
My first list ended November 12th, 2012. I didn’t finish all the items, but my life has changed so much because of this challenge. I’m always looking for new things to do and new challenges to meet for new lists.
Since starting the project, I’ve found myself slipping. I don’t do as much as I was previously and there is so much on my Bucket List. I’ve decided to change the challege up a bit. Instead of pre-choosing 101 items to do in 1001 days, I have an ongoing bucket list that I have to complete 101 items off the list in 1001 days.
My challenge to you is to take the Mission 101 challenge. Below is the criteria (determined by Day Zero Project):
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. [Their criteria says to complete 101 preset tasks, but like I said about, I have my bucket list of things I want to do and as I complete them I put them on my Mission 101 list.]
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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.