How often does this happen to you: You're reminded of places you've been wanting to visit...things you keep meaning to try...when you get distracted, life gets in the way and the ideas are forgotten? Weeks or years later, you remember that you've always wanted to play the cello...and host a sushi-making party...and visit the Grand Canyon!
You've been thinking about doing these things for years! Now you become frustrated, and wonder what's stopping you from achieving your goals. Don't let one more day go by!
Here's your solution: 101 things in 1001 days!
The Day Zero Project gives you the chance to create a list with concrete goals and challenges with a timeline to keep you accountable. Sign up for free, then browse through the most popular and latest additions to jog your memory. I know 101 seems like a daunting number, but trust me, when your imagination starts to wander, that list fills up fast!
Goals can be as ambitious (Go skydiving! Run a 5K!) or easily attainable (Visit the park around the corner you always pass on your way to work!) as you'd like...it's your list! All that matters is that you're setting goals and achieving them.
If you follow the 1001 day format, you have some decent planning time for those more involved goals...so why not dream big? Three years is plenty of time to learn to tango, then visit Argentina!
Before you know it, you'll be sailing through your list and having a blast! You can also make notes and upload pictures of your adventures, so you'll end up with a great record of your journey. What have you got to lose?
Here are some of the most popular ideas from fellow day zero users, "largest community of goal setters in the world," that you can use for inspiration:
- See the Northern Lights
- Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
- Get a passport
- Donate blood
- Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
- Watch a sunrise and sunset in the same day
- Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
- Identify 100 things that make me happy
- Improve my posture
- Go to 5 different museums
- Expand my vocabulary by 100 words
- Attend Bonnaroo
- Visit Norway
- Have dinner by candlelight
- Don't log into Facebook for a week
- Say "Yes" to something I would not normally do
- Host a dinner party
- No fast food for a month
- Go on a roadtrip
- Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
I just started my second list recently, and I'm really looking forward to the next three years!
Inspired to make a list of your own? Fun stories about working through a list? Tell me about it in the comments! (And I'll share some of my goals, too!)