August 31, 2009

101 in 1001 – The List

Posted in 101 in 1001 at 2:54 pm by Heather

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.

Day Zero Project

MY LIST: [regularly updated list is HERE]

Official Start: September 1, 2009
Finish: May 29, 2012

Coding Key:
Still needs done
In progress
Most completed tasks will have a completion date.

001.     Install tower in living room with stepmania
002.     Lose 60 lbs [0/60]
003.     Increase OwnZone score to 36
004.     Take 5 exercise classes I have never done before [0/5]
005.     Upload heart monitor weekly [0/143]
006.     Walk a 5k
007.     Walk across the USA (5048 mi) –
008.     Work with a personal trainer for 12 sessions [0/12]
009.     Write out 30 affirmations and make an audio recording of them

010.     Apply for MBA
011.     Become ITIL v3 certified
012.     Become rated Level 3 in tennis
013.     Complete Days of Deepening Friendship [0/40]
014.     Complete Level 3 of Rosetta stone in Spanish
015.     Design website for 101 in 1001 using Photoshop and custom CSS
016.     Install and use dragon dictate to respond to email for 2 weeks
017.     Knit a scarf
018.     Learn autohotkey scripting and script date/time file shortcut
019.     Learn CSS
020.     Learn Photoshop
021.     Learn to swing dance
022.     Learn video editing and put a video on YouTube
023.     Obtain CCNA certification
024.     Obtain CCNP certification
025.     Read 40 modern nonfiction books everyone should read
026.     Read a book in Spanish
027.     Take Mediation class
028.     Take the GRE

029.     Get braces
030.     Get Filing / Shredding under control
031.     Get glasses
032.     Go on a retreat
033.     Have a joint birthday party with Julie
034.     Implement a task management system
035.     Make a pie from scratch
036.     Put cable bill on auto pay
037.     Take a day off work for no reason
038.     Take Wrigley to a dog park once a month [0/33]

039.     Call Claire once per week [0/143]
040.     Call Mom once per week [0/143]
041.     Have 3 parties at my apartment [0/3]
042.     Hold poker night at my apartment
043.     Install Skype
044.     Upload skydiving video for Cindy and Brenda
045.     Write Christmas letter for 2009 and send 50 Christmas cards
046.     Write Christmas letter for 2010 and send 50 Christmas cards

047.     Anonymously buy something on someone’s wish list
048.     Do 100 hours of volunteering
049.     Participate in Clause & Effect
050.     Pay for someone behind me in the drive thru
051.     Send 2 postcards a month to friends [0/66]
052.     Volunteer at soup kitchen 3 times [0/3]
053.     Volunteer at the Chicago marathon

054.     Attend 12 bars of Christmas
055.     Attend a sporting event for these Chicago teams: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Wolves, and The Windy City Rollers
056.     Drive a NASCAR car (Petty experience)
057.     Drive from Portland, OR down the coast to Los Angeles, CA
058.     Go camping
059.     Go on a haunted hayride
060.     Go on the sears tower ledge
061.     Go Parasailing
062.     Go skydiving again
063.     Go to 15 new restaurants [0/15]
064.     Go to Australia
065.     Go to the drive-in
066.     Have a drink at the signature room
067.     See the Penn & Teller show in Vegas
068.     Take 2 trips to Chicago neighborhoods I don’t know and spend an afternoon walking around [0/2]
069.     Take a golf lesson
070.     Take the train up to Milwaukee for a day trip or weekend
071.     Visit Houston
072.     Visit New Orleans
073.     Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright museum
074.     Visit the main Chicago Museums (Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium) at least once

075.     Blog daily [0/30]
076.     Declutter house [0/30]
077.     Do flylady beginner program  [0/30]
078.     Drink 6 glasses water [0/30]
079.     Exercise every day [0/30]
080.     Give up fast food for a month [0/30]
081.     Journal for 10 min [0/30]
082.     Listen to affirmation recording daily [0/30]
083.     Meditate [0/30]
084.     Photo a day [0/30]
085.     Print schedule & set Most Important Tasks [0/30]
086.     Stand in front of a mirror and say affirmations [0/30]
087.     Use task management system religiously [0/30]
088.     Wash face at night [0/30]

089.     Get a bikini wax
090.     Give up social media for a week [0/7]
091.     Give up soda for a week [0/7]
092.     Give up TV for a week [0/7]
093.     Go to bed at 10 pm for a week [0/7]
094.     Rate all music in iTunes
095.     See all the Oscar nominated best pictures one year
096.     Sing karaoke at a bar
097.     Unitask only for a week [0/7]
098.     Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet [0/26]

099.     Give $5 to for each item not completed
100.     Make another 101 in 1001 list and do it all over again
101.     Write a letter to myself to be opened on the last day of the challenge