My 1001 Day Project
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Start: March 15, 2009 | End: December 11, 2011



Mar 2009

Posted by LaDonna on 03/14/09 at 05:01 AM
I've been trying to do this 101 Things in 1001 Days project for over three (3) years now. I really want to do this and it is time I got started again. I think that the ugliness of the old site and my unwillingness to actually code a pretty design for the Expression Engine CMS was part of the problem. I'm in a really weird place with web design and coding right now — kind of a love/hate relationship. On top of that, my direction in life has shifted in a big way. Whereas before I was focused on getting into graphic design and acquiring things, now I'm into a simplify and purge mode of thinking. I'm going to be retooling the list this afternoon and hope to have it posted by this evening. I also need to find a nice blog theme for this site. I may design something later, but now I just want something relevant and pretty.

The criteria is as follows:

As seen on Day Zero:
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 your 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.

Posted by LaDonna on 03/14/09 at 05:01 AM
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