101 Goals in 1001 Days

Inspired by Trent at The Simple Dollar, and JD at Get Rich Slowly, I have decided to make my own 101 goals in 1001 days. 101/1001 I call it. For reference, 1001 days equals 143 wks which equals 33 months.

Here are the guidelines provided by Triplux:

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

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.

That sums it up.

Now some nay-sayers whom shall remain silent(at least in my ears) may say, why? Why create this list, you probably won’t complete most of them anyway. I might not complete them all, hell I may not complete half, but I know one thing, if I didn’t make this list I wouldn’t complete any of them.

I will try to keep you guys updated monthly with my progress, hopefully it will also keep me on track.

I started these on 7/27/2008 and my end date will be 4/24/2011

Without further ado here is my list:

1.Fall in love
2.Do 100 consecutive pushups
3.Drink only water/milk for 1 month
4.Payoff all debt > 5%
5.Fully fund ROTH IRA 2008
6.Fully fund ROTH IRA 2009
7.Fully fund ROTH IRA 2010
8.Make my own shelf out of wood
9.Make a sign w/ wood burning/etching/carving(one of the above)
10.Throw out anything I haven’t worn in 2 years
11.Get a massage
12.Get a mani/pedi
13.Sell CDs
14.Sell ‘stuff that doesn’t mean anything
15.Complete Adventure Course at Adirondack Extreme
16.Take a cooking class
17.Play in one Basketball Tournament(Complete)
19.White water rafting
21.Learn to shoot a gun
22.See all oscar winners for best
23.Attend 10 toastmaster’s(0/10)
24.Beat Playstation Chess at highest level
25.Make my own oatmeal bags
26.make my own cornbread
27.Complete 100 consecutive situps
28.get family photo w/ me mom dad and steve
29.get picture w/ dave
30.get pic w/ steve-o
31.create a painting w/ japanese kaizen
32.Donate $10 to St. Jude for every item not completed on this list
33.Payoff student loans<-modified to just High rate SL
34.Try head cheese
35.make rye bread dip
36.make my own bbq sauce that tastes good
37.have wfb up an running
38.go to orlando magic game in orlando
39.increase net worth by 25% by 4/09
40.increase net worth by 25% by 4/10
41.increase net worth by 25% by 4/11
42.learn how to play bridge
43.play 33 different board games(0/33)
44.read 1 personal finance book/month(0/33)
45.read 1 self help book/month(0/33)
46.learn to speak spanish fluently
47.learn to speak russian fluently
48.learn to sign fluently
49.go for a hike in adirondacks that lasts longer than 1 day
50.watch 20 documentaries(1/20)
51.watch no tv for 1 month consecutive(computer tv counts)(0/31)
52.watch the sunset spend all night alone watch the sunrise
53.complete one earthwatch trip
54.attend a ‘craft’ class at hvcc
55.try free running
56.complete 7 courses @ hvcc(0/7)
57.Read 10 philosophy books(0/10)
58.Complete 33 hrs of community services(0/33)
59.Go w/o sports for 4 weeks(doesn’t have to be 4 consecutive weeks)(0/1)
60.beat 9,000,000 on pinball(Current Best:6,000,000)
61.visit all grandparent’s graves
62.complete 1 earthwatch trip
63.Play in a live poker tournament
64.Memorize the Abbott and Costello Who’s on First skit
65.Visit NFL HOF
66.Visit NBA HOF
67.Buy a custom suit
68.make my own pickles
69.spend 1 night at sea
70.visit 20 different bars(stay at least 1 hr)(1/20)
71.Take a martial arts class
72.Take a class on comparative religions
73.start or join a book club
74.attend a school board meeting
75.attend a town/city council/board meeting
76.Make homemade bread 6 times(0/6)
77.Learn 15 constellations and their myths(0/15)
78.learn different types of clouds
79.attend the opera
80.attend a play
81.play a game of paintball w/ at least 10 people
82.find a copy of my birth announcement
83.watch top 50 movies on IMDB’s top 250 movies(0/250)
84.Volunteer @ an after school program
85.Move out
86.make/mix my own whiskey sour that tastes good
87.skip w/ someone
88.Compete in a chess tournament
89.run 1 mile w/o stopping for 7 days straight(0/7)
90.do 25 consecutive pullups
91.help mom quit smoking
92.Take a trip to alaska
93.donate 5000 in 2008(1206/5000)
94.donate 5500 in 2008
95.donate 6000 in 2008
96.take a boat out on lake george
97.play drums well enough for other to enjoy my playing
98.attend a retreat
99.write a book
100.start and maintain a blog that generates 100 hits for 7 straight days
101.play piano well enough for other to enjoy my playing


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