Tuesday, November 01, 2011

101/1001



The Challenge
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?
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.
From the Day Zero website


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101 in 1001
Start Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
End Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Plain Text - To Do
Bold - Complete
Italicized - In Progress

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Trips, Travel and Experiences
     1. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day {3/4/12}
     2. Go to a Renaissance Faire
     3. Watch a ballet
     4. Go camping
     5. Sleep in a hammock for one night
     6. Go stargazing away from the city
     7. Ride in a hot air balloon
     8. Visit Scotland
     9. Get a passport
     10. Complete 20 things in “1001 Things to Do and See in Australia” [0/20]
     11. Go to five different museums [5/5]
     12. Take a road trip across the US
     13. Visit Stonehenge
     14. Get lost in a cornfield
     15. Watch a musical on Broadway
     16. Climb the Eiffel Tower
     17. Visit the Louvre
     18. See the pyramids of Egypt
     19. Travel by train
     20. Ride a gondola in Venice
     21. Visit Japan
     22. Visit Italy
     23. Visit Greece
     24. Climb to the top of a lighthouse
     25. Visit Ireland
     26. Camp on a beach
     27. Go to Disney World
     28. Visit Oxford
     29. Backpack through Europe
     30. Visit London
     31. Visit Louisa May Alcott’s house
     32. Go apple picking
     33. Go to Vancouver

Self-Improvement and Learning
     34. Become first aid certified
     35. Learn to identify ten constellations
     36. Learn how to play the guitar
     37. Reach my goal weight
     38. Graduate with a Masters in Information Services (Children’s Librarianship)
     39. Learn another language
     40. Learn to drive a manual car
     41. Take a self-defence class
     42. Learn how to fully use Wordpress
     43. Learn to say ‘hello’ in fifteen other languages
     44. Learn how to play poker

Create
     45. Buy a Wreck This Journal and finish it
     46. Build a gingerbread house
     47. Write and illustrate a children’s book
     48. Complete a 30 Day meme [3/30]
     49. Make my own paper
     50. Finish all my WIPs
     51. Sew a postage stamp quilt for my bed
     52. Sew my own pyjamas
     53. Enter a photography competition
     54. Write a short story
     55. Make more videos
     56. Reach 100 Living Geek comics [21/100]
     57. Print and frame my photography
     58. Photograph a sunrise
     59. Complete Wizard of Oz cross stitch

Just for Fun
     60. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet [3/26]
     61. Update my blog at least once a week [0/52]
     62. Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
     63. Have an actual lightsaber fight with Lisa and/or Courtney
     64. See a drive-in movie {10/12/11}
     65. Read the Lord of the Rings trilogy
     66. Document a day in my life
     67. Influence a friend to make a Day Zero list    {2/11/2011}
     68. Read all of Jane Austen’s novels
     69. Make a 100 Things About Me list
     70. Catch a snowflake on my tongue
     71. Read all 14 of Baum’s original Oz novels [2/14]
     72. Host a Harry Potter movie marathon
     73. Host a games night
     74. Stay silent for one day
     75. Deploy 50 munzees [17/50]
     76. Take photos in a photo booth
     77. Ask 20 friends to suggest one book and read them all [0/20]
     78. Read all of Shakespeare
     79. Reread the entire Harry Potter series back to back [0/7]
     80. Have a Star Wars marathon
     81. Complete the 5, 000 Question Survey [0/5000]
     82. Hide ten geocaches [6/10]
     83. Find 400 geocaches [291/400]
     84. Find a geocache in every Australian state and territory [4/8]
     85. Build a blanket fort and sleep in it
     86. See a film at IMAX
     87. Build a snowman

Money, Career and all that Grown Up Stuff
     88. Open a savings account
     89. Put $5 into the travel fund for each completed task [1/101]
     90. Update my resume
     91. Move out of home
     92. Complete my teaching accreditation
     93. Save enough money for 2013 backpacking trip
     94. Sell 1000 badges [1000/1000]

OCD and other Organise-y Goodness
     95. Clean out everything I own and only keep what is necessary
     96. Organise my craft room
     97. Finish cataloguing all my books 
     98. Finish cataloguing all my DVDs
 
    99. Move all DVDs onto media player
     100. Organise and catalogue photo archive
     101. Blog each of these tasks [1/101]

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