Because of the aforementioned employee evaluations coming up, I’ve been thinking about my professional goals a lot lately. That easily transitioned into thinking about my personal goals as well. I had already started to write some of them down when I came across this website.
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
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.
After giving it some thought, I’ve decided to undertake this project. I’m currently in the midst of creating my list of 101 goals. It’s kind of tough because I want to choose things that mean something to me, and I want them to be realistic.
One thing that I have discovered through scouring the Internet for inspiration is that I have already done, or am currently in the habit of doing, a lot of good things. So that has boosted my confidence, and I think that in 2.75 years I can absolutely complete my list. I will post it, along with my starting date, as soon as it’s ready.
Is there anyone out there who is already doing this, or would be interested in doing it with me? I’d love to hear from you!