Thursday, October 29, 2009

101 in 1001

There's a movement taking place.  Ok, so it's probably not a movement but if you go to Google and type in "101 in 1001" you will see tons of people on this bandwagon and I, for one, think this is a fantastic idea!  And since I'm a huge procrastinator with big dreams, I think this is right up my alley.  So I am embarking on the 101 in 1001 challenge.  Ok, so that makes it sound like a Special K thing where I eat a bowl of cereal an hour for 101 hours or something but I assure you it's SO much cooler than that!

The Mission (should you choose to accept it):

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

Why 1001 Days?
Many people (myself included) create lists that generally consist of simple goals (think New Year's resolutions). Then no one ever sticks to them or follows through and by January 12th you've forgotten all about them in the first place.  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  - ha! - or outdoor activities).

So, I am in the process of compiling my list of goals.  This step will probably take some time (seeing as I've been brainstorming this for a couple days now and only have 7 really concrete goals spelled out) but once I have that list completed, I shall embark on my journey (and thus start my countdown).  I hope to emerge on the other side of this challenge wiser, more cultured, more accomplished, and hopefully not a complete and total failure!  HA!  Wish me luck.  

But wait!  Before I go, I wish to extend an invitation to those of you out there reading this to journey with me...especially those of you with blogs who might want to journal about the trip as we take it!  Is there anyone out there willing to join me?

For more info, check out this website!  It has helpful info on how to get started and some worksheets to help you plan your goals!  I love it!


Lara said...

This sounds cool. Thanks for sharing, I will check it out.

Sarah said...

I'm really really digging this idea. I am going to consult Mr. Google right now and get a bit more information and will come back to it. Seriously? I'm a horrible goal-accomplishing type of person and I hate that about myself. I often feel like a total failure because, well, I kind of am.

Make you a deal...if I don't get my ass back here please check in on me next week and see what I thought about it? Deal? Okay, deal!

(ps: I'm so glad you came by Momalom today.)

Kameron said...

So glad you hopped on board! It is lots of fun and a managable time period to do it in. I am noticing in mine that it is hard to keep up with things that should be weekly, but it just shows me what I can improve on for the next time I do it! Good luck!