101 Goals in 1001 Days

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 Focused. 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.

Strike through = finished

BOLD = In progress

Normal = have not started yet

        1. Send birthday cards on time
        2. Send out Christmas cards on time
        3. Get a library card
        4. Read one book a month for a year
        5. Create a budget and only vary slightly
        6. Take cooking lessons
        7. Make dinner once a week as often as possible
        8. Make a will and Power of attorney
        9. Make an emergency kit for the car
        10. Get pregnant
        11. Run/walk more than I do. Which is none!
        12. Take a dance class with Robert
        13. Eat one piece of fruit or one veggie everyday
        14. Create a wedding scrap book
        15. Drink more water (5 cups a day)
        16. Decorate/buy for our bedroom
        17. Get my teeth whitened
        18. Do 3 Seattle tourist activities (2/3)
        19. Get a new piercing
        20. Get a new tattoo
        21. Lose 10 pounds
        22. Go a month without soda
        23. Get new eye glasses
        24. Write a positive thought down everyday for a month in the positive thought section of this blog.
        25. Buy a gift for Robert once a month just because
        26. Show Robert how much I appreciate him. Tell him.
        27. Visit an art museum
        28. Take a trip to my Grandpa’s in Oregon
        29. Ride on a train
        30. Write in my journal everyday for a month
        31. Get one other person to do a list as well
        32. Do not eat fast food for one week
        33. Read the entire twilight series
        34. Eat at five new restaurants (5/5)
        35. Get a concealed weapons permit
        36. Buy a gun
        37. Take a hot air balloon ride
        38. Visit a winery/brewery and taste
        39. Host a Holiday dinner party
        40. Journal every book I read
        41. Create a work out mix (upbeat only) of 50+ songs
        42. Save every dollar I come across with the letter L on it for one year
        43. Put 50.00 in savings every month
        44. Brush teeth twice daily and floss once a day
        45. Stretch daily until I can do the splits easily
        46. Take a woman’s self defense class
        47. Take a self portrait every month
        48. Visit Wendy once a year
        49. Look into Etsy and perhaps shop there first
        50. Wash linens every two weeks
        51. Write letters to my grand parents once a month
        52. Obtain a good relationship with my in-laws
        53. Go to the tulip festival and take pictures
        54. Make the bed every morning for two weeks
        55. Go for a run in the rain
        56. Create a master birthday list and set up reminders on my computer
        57. Host a board game night every few months
        58. Have my palm read
        59. Take my brother out for dinner and a movie
        60. Take a pole dancing class
        61. Get certified in CPR/First Aid
        62. Throw a 30th birthday party for Robert
        63. Start running with Katie in Charity runs
        64. Learn how to snowboard
        65. Buy a stranger coffee/meal
        66. Find new music genre’s and download to my ipod
        67. Do a beach clean up
        68. Take either my niece/cousin/Peyton to the zoo
        69. Learn to crochet or knit (preferably a beanie)
        70. Apply for school
        71. Attend a burlesque show
        72. Read three books from the Most Frequently Banned Books in the 1990’s
        73. Attend a local theater show
        74. Build a sand castle
        75. Take pictures of these events when I can
        76. Clean up my language. Stop using profanity when unnecessary
        77. Get an external hard drive
        78. Make a scrap book of Peytons first year
        79. Go on an Alaskan cruise with my mom
        80. Go to a feminist book store
        81. Explore my family history/ family tree
        82. Buy two pairs of Toms shoes
        83. Learn more about politics
        84. Buy a bicycle and ride it
        85. Plant a tree
        86. Clean out my closet of all clothes that do not fit me. (3-6 months after baby is born)
        87. Create a nursery
        88. Clean out and create a living space in the back room
        89. Work on teaching Peyton sign language
        90. Buy a desktop computer
        91. Start and finish a yoga class
        92. Learn to sew and make something
        93. Take vitamins everyday for 6 months (or more)
        94. Volunteer once a week for 6 months or more
        95. Print out all important digital photos from computer
        96. Read bible stories to Peyton
        97. Sell our current house or rent it out
        98. Buy another house (bigger is better)
        99. Get my body back to where I like it naked (bigger is NOT better) lol
        100. Send out Christmas calendars of Peyton for 2011
        101. Somehow, someway get Peyton signed up for GET.



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