Wednesday, September 3, 2008

101 things in 1001 days

So I found this list on a couple blogs that I happened upon. I use to set goals for myself but after college when I didn't get into law school, which may have been a blessing in disguise, I quit because it seemed that the goals I was setting weren't working out. However, I want to start holding myself more accountable and try and stop letting life just happen to me so...

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

I'm working on my list now and will put it up as soon as I'm done. 2.75 years seems like plenty of time, but we shall see.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are taking a big step in controlling your life, poopie and I'm very proud of you. I know you sometimes feel as if your are running around in circles, but I commend you on this list! Go get 'em Girl!!!

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