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!