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101 Goals in 1001 Days

May 14, 2009

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 organising 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 Focussed. 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.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2009 3:23 pm

    So professional.. I’m not sure whether I still want to make a list like this, it won’t be half as good.

    – Lora

    • tarasg permalink
      May 14, 2009 6:35 pm

      Oh no!! Don’t let my OCD make you think you shouldn’t try this! I’ve been laid off lately and have nothing better to do than keep myself busy. I’m making a list with my husband and will be posting it soon. It will be in a simple word doc. We’re putting the goals in categories just because it will make it easier to find them when checking them off and we’re putting one or two lines under each goal (like a bullet point) to state what makes it completed. And remember this isn’t something you have to do all in one day. I’d be more than happy to help you with setting up page if think you want one :)

  2. May 14, 2009 7:10 pm

    I think it’s a bit hard to come up with all these goals, but I’ll think about some. =)

    By the way, who are you? ^^
    Why don’t you make an about me page?

    – Lora

    • tarasg permalink
      May 14, 2009 7:22 pm

      There’s a little bit of info about me on the About page. I should probably add some more details on who I am. I’ll work on that today. Thanks for the suggestion :)

      I’m an almost 25-year-old microbiology major recently laid off from a medical sales position. I’ve been married for just over a year. I love books, running, yoga, tattoos… to name a few. I’m not good at the “tell me about you” thing. Is there anything you wanted to know?

  3. May 14, 2009 7:37 pm

    Not really, just what are your hobbies? What do you do for your living? How do you look like? How old are you? Have you got children?

    Just tell a bit about yourself. =)

    – Lora

    • tarasg permalink
      May 14, 2009 8:29 pm

      Thanks for the help! I updated the About Me page.

      ~ Tara

  4. May 14, 2009 9:09 pm

    You’re welcome.

    – Lora

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