Friday, November 7, 2008

My 101

Inspired as always by my Wretchel here are my 101 things in 1001 days:

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.

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 Focused. 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.

Starting Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008
Ending Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011

Short Term (within the month of November)
1. Make the List
2. Get a pedicure
3. Get a facial
4. Deep clean the house for Mom’s return
5. Vote
6. Clean and organize bedroom

Long Term (Before the end of 2009)
7. Graduate from College
8. Write 7 PLA essay
9. Take a class to improve computer skills
10. Design plans for improvements to new home
11. Blog daily for a month one thing I am grateful for and why

Long Term (Before the end of 2010)
12. Direct another play
13. Take a continuing education class
14. Take a dance class
15. Visit teach monthly 100%
16. Participate in one civic event as a volunteer

17. Tell one member of my family a week that I love them
18. Start a date night with the nieces once a month
19. Eat all currently frozen Power Cooking meals
20. Make new Power Cooling meals
21. Plan and execute a Family Reunion
22. Cook a Thanksgiving Dinner
23. Host a Hanukkah party yearly with a new food to try

24. Participate in a Girl’s Night Out quarterly
25. Have an afternoon tea with the girls at The Grand
26. Learn a new skill from a friend

27. Organize a friend’s service project
28. Plan a surprise J&JDOF
29. Have a ba/grl party where I have to invite a man
30. Host a cheese night

31. Reach insurance goal weight by October 2009
32. Reach goal weight by the end of this list time
33. Get my dream 90 minute massage from Hutch
34. Get a hot rock massage from Lisa Jo
35. Plan a menu for a month and adhere to it
36. Read 4 health books (4/4)
37. Invest in 4 new exercise videos (0/4)
38. Get a bra fitting
39. Replace clothing as it becomes unflatteringly too large
40. Plan a weekly exercise schedule until October 2009 and stick to it
41. Train for and participate in a sprint tri by 2011
42. Exercise with someone new to learn a new workout
43. Clean out shoe closet and get old shoes repaired or thrown out
44. Get a new pair of great running shoes
45. Yearly tune up for bike
46. Take a tai chi class
47. Learn yoga

48. Clean and organize every drawer in kitchen
49. Buy all of “my dishes” by the end of 2009
50. Donate unused items to DI
51. Organize DVDs and get shelving for them

52. Buy 2 new book shelves and organize books
53. Keep bedroom/office organized and clean for an entire month
54. Have laptop fixed
55. Make a meal for home once a month

56. Go on a rafting trip with Tonya
57. Plan a trip to Boulder Colorado for 2009
58. Visit one national park I have never been to
59. Plan my next cruise for 2011
60. See Mount Rushmore
61. Go to Vegas with Candice and eat one of “her” steaks
62. See one of Brady’s plays
63. See one of Dylan’s games (or visit D at school in case of injury)
64. Go fishing
65. Road trip to St. George

Personal Growth
66. Study the Book of Mormon each year with a different learning theme in mind
67. Say morning prayers daily for a month
68. Say evening prayers daily for a month
69. Read one good book a month after college graduation
70. Have Mom teach me how to make the baby blankets/rags
71. Have Colleen teach me to knit
72. Volunteer for a political campaign locally
73. Join a book club
74. Start a mini enrichment class at church
75. Do all of the required reading for one class in school

76. Read the weekly lessons for a month at church

77. Plan a budget for 2009
78. Add $150 from each paycheck to savings
79. Invest in a stock
80. Ask for a raise
81. Take a class on economics
82. Pay off credit card debt by end of 2010

83. Consolidate student loans
84. Pay off car

85. Go to the Zoo
86. Go to the Aquarium
87. Visit a new museum once a year
88. Write a policy and procedure manual for work
89. Submit payroll policy manual for work
90. See a school production, a community production, a regional production, and a professional production (4/4)
91. Paint a picture with the help of Liz
92. Take a skiing lesson

Personal Enjoyment
93. See all of the Oscar Winning Best Picture Films as available from Blockbuster cue
94. See all of the Best Picture Nominee Films for 2009
95. Go to the Sundance Film Festival; see at least one Sundance film
96. Audition for 4 plays or musicals (2/4)
97. Try 2 new places to eat next Done O’Round
98. Stay overnight at one of the really nice hotels downtown
99. See a movie in the theater once a month
100. Hold “Award Show” parties for the big 4 in 2009
101. Have a spa day


Rach said...

I love your list! I felt so accomplished after I made mine. Can I come to your cheese night? It will help me fulfill my cheese goal. I was inspired by your cheese rant, by the way. :)

John, Michelle and Eddie said...

Love this!!! I'm going to try it as well. Thanks for the great idea! :)

jkribbit said...

Good luck with all of your goals!! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help :)

Caroline said...

This is such a wonderful list. I really need to get cracking on a shorter version of mine. One will be complete my Personal Progress. Thanks for the kick in the booty!

Caroline said...

How is the list coming along? what can I help with? BTW- I did finish my PP in February and just nee the Bish to sign off on it!

Preds Girl said...

Wow--this list is incredibly detailed! Go you!

Good job on your success thus far. I'm sure you will complete the rest by your deadline.

I may even try this! So fun!