101 Goals in 1001 Days – Introduction

7 years ago when I was a week overdue with Cadence I stumbled upon this 101 Goals in 1001 Days Project also known as the Day Zero Project. I was instantly drawn to it because making goals for the next few months with all the unknowns of a new baby seemed impossible but in 1001 days? That was almost 3 years, I could handle that! I’m a list maker and loved coming up with goals for the list.

While life changed a lot during that first challenge and I didn’t complete a lot of the goals, it didn’t deter me from doing it a 2nd time. That time I had more realistic goals and held myself more accountable by checking in on the list once a month. I completed 70% of the goals on my list! Much better than the first time.

Now I’m doing the challenge for the third time! I started it on June 23, 2016 and it will finish on March 21, 2019. I use a date calculator online to figure out 1001 days from the start date. When I create my list I will write them all out 1-101 on a piece of paper. Then I transfer them into a notebook, putting one goal per page. This allows me to have a space to track things, for example if I have a goal to read # of books then I can track what I have read and when. I highlight the goals that are in progress and then I put a sticker in the top corner when they are completed.

So what kind of things are on this list?

  • Travel goals
  • Health and fitness goals
  • Financial goals
  • Self-improvement and education goals
  • Family goals
  • Creative goals
  • Bucket list goals
  • Whatever you want! It’s your list!

Two things I always have on list are:

  • Check this list once a month
  • Make a new list when this one is done.

I’ll be posting my own list soon!



  1. Amy

    May 22, 2017 at 7:10 AM

    Shelby, what an awesome idea! I think I will do this too! 🙂

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Becker's

      May 22, 2017 at 1:39 PM

      Awesome! 🙂 I will be posting mine tomorrow! I found it helpful to check out other people’s lists while creating my own. Good luck!

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