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My list of 101 in 1001 days

Posted on: September 23, 2008

Edit: I made a new list and a new blog to track this. You can find it here:

A hundred things to do and more

I love making lists and this one made me feel real happy because it gives a clear definition of how you want to spend your life and make the most out of it.

For those who are new to this concept, here is the gist:
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.

Here goes my list:

My future should have these:
1. Finish graduation
2. Get a job
3. Publish a paper
4. Get a driver’s license
5. Buy a house

I like to be a globe trotter:
6. Travel to New York

7. Go to Vermont
8. Visit Washington
9. Chicago
10. Las Vegas
11. Miami
12. Disneyland
13. Itlay/Europe
14. Niagara
15. San Fransisco
16. California
17. Portland

Life is about having new experiences:
18. Ride in a hot air balloon
19. Go sky diving
20. Go Snorkelling
21. Go to a Cirque Du Soleil show
22. Watch a movie in a drive-in theater
23. Go biking
24. Go hiking
25. Go horseriding
26. Go white water rafting
27. Watch 50 movies [4/50]
28. Read 25 books [0/25 ]
29. Join a bookclub
30. See the fall colors
31. Make a snowman
32. Decorate home for Christmas
33. Start a singing class for children
34. Organize an event
35. Keep a journal of all interesting experiences

Knowing is fun:
36. Learn Spanish
37. Learn to swim
38. Learn to dance in a disco
39. Learn to play decent golf
40. Learn to play decent tennis
41. Play the guitar, at least some basic songs
42. Solve a Rubik’s cube
43. Learn a 100 phrases/words which would improve your vocabulary [ 0/100 ]
44. Make a short animated cartoon
45. Build a radio
46. Sketch a landscape/portrait
47. Do an oil painting
48. Be good at Scrabble
49. Be good at Chess
50. Learn 10 super dishes to cook [10/10]
51. Know a 100 songs to sing [0/100]
52. Learn to tie a tie

Little things to show you care:
53. Volunteer 100 hours [8/100]
54. Donate 30,000 grains of rice on Freerice [3,000/30,000]
55. Have 10 best friends [4/10]
56. Take my parents to Niagara falls
58. Collect thoughtful gifts for 50 people [0/50 ]
59. Know 10 stories to tell kids [0/10]
60. Do 100 little things to help people around you [0/100]
61. Water your little plants everyday
62. Contact one friend everyday

For you, my love:

63. Kiss him in the rain
64. Make him finish his exams
65. Do 100 romantic things that take him by surprise [0/100]
66. Make love 200 times [5/200]
67. Make a list of how to pamper him 20 ways

Be fit and you’ll be a hit:
68. Lose 5 pounds [5/5]
69. Lose 10 pounds [10/10]
70. Lose 15 pounds [13/15]
71. Lose 20 pounds [0/20]
72. Lose 25 pounds [0/25]
73. Walk 10,000 steps a day for 100 days [0/100]
74. Get your hand alright
75. Follow a healthy balanced diet for 15 days [0/15]

Look good and feel good:
76. Get 7 awesome uncommon outfits [4/7]
77. Try 5 different hairstyles [1/5]
78. Wear a bikini and a sarong and look good in it
79. Have great looking feet
80. Brush twice a day continuously for a month [0/30]
81. Use body lotion everyday continuously for a month [0/30]

An organized you is a better you:
82. Make a daily morning routine
83. Follow it for the next three months [0/100]
84. Make a daily 10 minute cleaning schedule
85. Do the laundry every Tuesday and Friday for the next 3 months [0/28]
86. Have a home for each item in the house

Money matters:
87. Save 3 months of salary in the bank [0%]
88. Have a zero balance on the credit card

89. Open an online savings account
90. Get a rewards credit card

Faith moves mountains:

91. Write 20,000 Sai Naamas [1080/20,000]
92. Spend 5 minutes praying wholeheartedly everyday
93. Include people you know in your prayers
94. Learn to thank god for all joys great and small

Don’t forget to have fun along the way:
95. Get our names on Eight Letter Word
96. Play 10 pranks on people [0/10]

List of 100:
97. 100 things you stand for [0/100]
98. 100 things that make you happy [0/100]
99. 100 things you like about yourself [0/100]

100. Reward yourself with a $10 in the savings for each thing you complete on this list [0/1010]
101. Edit the list as you find necessary

blue = in progress
green = complete

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