Saturday, 7 February 2009

The List updated

The list is here , in no specific order,
01 Visit Prague
02 Caravan in Europe
03 Spend Christmas in the caravan
04 Geo cache in 5 different countries 3/5
05 Drop weight to 14 and a half Stone
06 Run for charity
07 Swim 10 lengths non stop
08 Have a new Tattoo
09 Pass my next radio exam
10 Complete a college course
11 Get Hornby running in the garage
12 Ride a Horse
13 Manage my meals better
14 Camp under the Stars
15 Hike to the middle of Dartmoor
16 Go see Aston Villa Play
17 Go see Wales play rugby
18 Go see the Foo Fighters
19 Sell a Photograph
20 Re-Vamp my website
21 Visit my friends more
22 Visit a Vineyard
23 Go to the gym twice a week
24 Take more photographs
25 Learn to rollerblade (better)
26 Swim 30 times 0/30
27 Go see fishing with John
28 Complete more Book Crossings
29 Watch a sunrise
30 watch a sunset
31 Spend a night in a Haunted house
32 Contact David R
33 See two shows at a theatre
34 Learn to play the Guitar
35 Contact 10 Countries on radio
36 Run for 15 minutes on a treadmill
37 Spend less time on the PC
38 Spend more time on Dartmoor
39 Get 400 geo caches
40 Snorkel with fish
41 Eat a full salad once every week.
42 Upload more photographs to sell
43 Go on a cruise somewhere
44 Go on a canal boat
45 Run twice a week
46 Do more mind puzzles
47 Do more cooking
48 Bake more Bread
49 Learn Morse code
50 Contact another country in morse
51 Get a DS lite
52 Horse ride on Dartmoor
53 Fly in a hot air balloon
54 Make more friends
55 Take a road trip to Scotland
56 Take the caravan to France
57 Take the caravan to Germany
58 Take the ferry to Spain
59 Listen to a audio book
60 Read 20 Books 0/20
61 Take 4 weekend hotel breaks
62 Travel on the Flying Scotsman
63 Travel on the Tornado
64 Fly on a A380
65 Catch a fish in the sea
66 Bake a New York cheesecake with Becky
67 Change job
68 Camp on Dartmoor
69 Release sky lanterns on a summer night
70 Try skiing snow/dry
71 Play a round of golf
72 Get a pen pal in New Zealand
73 Write 2 letters a week to someone 0/143
74 Eat only fruit and veg for a week
75 Read my magazines more often
76 Do more Radio
77 Listen to more music
78 Love my wife more
79 Call/write to my kids every week 0/143
80 Read Eragon, Eldest and Brisinger
81 Wash my car once a month 0/32
82 Start and maintain a blog
83 Listen to 20 new albums 0/20
84 Play on my Wii more
85 Go kayaking on the sea
86 Go to a Banger race
87 Bring my BMI down
88 Get 10 Massages 0/10
89 Meet someone from another country on Radio
90 Practice Yoga one once a week 0/143
91 Have more friends over for dinner
92 Have 4 Spa weekends away
93 Hold hands on a summers night (beach)
94 Attend six steam galas
95 Buy 2 new rings
96 Have at least 25 HF radio sessions 0/25
97 Get a pen pal in Australia
98 Travel on the Trans Siberian express
99 Complete blog entry for each item
100 Photograph complete items from list
101 Make a new 101 list

The Goal

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 organising 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 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.