Posted by Katie on December 31, 2008
101 in 1001, Blog, New Year's

Do you have any resolutions this year?

Last year my sister, Amy, put together a list of 101 things that she would accomplish in 1001 days.  I loved it!  What a great way to work towards all those things in life that you want to do or know that you should do, but often get distracted from as life happens.

Here is the idea:

  • The Mission – Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
  • The Criteria – Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable, or clearly defined.  Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. representing some amount of effort on your 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 such tasks as overseas travel or outdoor activities.

As my New Year’s resolution this year, I am writing down my own list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.  I have been working on the list for about a week, and am just putting the finishing touches on it today.  I will post it tomorrow and set the 1001 day countdown clock.

Happy New Year everyone!

2 Comments to Resolutions

  • I heard about this idea a couple months ago and have been thinking about doing it. Maybe I’ll make one of my NY resolutions making my list! 🙂

  • Terrific blog, Katie & Dave! I just got caught up with it all, & my New Year’s resolution is to continue to read it, along with the rest of our kids.

    Thanks for a great blog!
    – Dad

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