My 101 Things

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 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.

Here are my 101 Things
1. Get into a MPA program
Now it’s getting into a MPH program specializing in Health Education and Promotion.
2. Visit Paris
3. Visit Japan
4. Visit New York City
5. Create a designers coloring book
6. Fill up a sketch book
7. Write a memoir
8. Have an art gallery showing
9. Get my own apartment
10. Renew my passport
11. Go on a road trip
12. Establish a relationship with my sister
I have been emailing her.
13. Host a brunch for friends and families
14. Go to Chocolate Pink Café (04/10/2007)
15. Make a real budget
16. Read a book a month (0/0)
17. Volunteer every month (0/0)
18. Take an auto repair class
19. Take a beauty class
20. Get a pet
21. Journal daily
22. Bring my lunch to work at least 3x a week
23. Exercise at least 20 minutes daily
24. Reread the 6 Harry Potter books (0/0)
25. Call my grandparents once a week
26. Have a spa weekend
27. Have a hot stone massage
28. Get an IRA
29. Buy some savings bonds
30. Go on a date
31. Get my own business cards
32. Help with Habitat for Humanity
33. Attend a City Council Meeting
34. Attend a networking event
35. Become CPR certified
36. Become phlebotomist certified
37. Attend an Sexually Transmitted Disease Training
38. Take myself on a date monthly
39. Reach a goal weight of 160 lbs
40. Buy a piece of art
41. Take a dance class
42. Buy nothing for a week
43. Buy lingerie
44. Buy three pairs of heels (he he)
45. Get a makeover at a makeup counter
46. Wear earrings daily
47. Take the GRE again
48. Get over 1000 on the GRE
49. Write a story book
50. Pay Dekalb county Library fines (04/09/2007)
51. Pay Georgia State University Library fines
52. Have dessert at Serendipity III
53. Go to a Broadway play
54. Watch all the Academy award winning films
55. Give up TV for a month
56. Study a subject for a year ()
57. Get up at 5:30am every morning
58. Update Resume
59. Dance on a stripper’s pole
60. Keep my desk clean daily @ work
61. Visit Prince Edward Island
62. Learn how to play poker
63. Make 5 apologies I am hesitant to make
64. Buy a Queen size bed
65. Drink eight glasses of water daily
66. Learn how to tie a tie
67. Create a career portfolio
68. Make a soundtrack of my life
69. Write reviews, opinions, or analyses on every book read
70. Write reviews on magazine articles I find interesting

71. Finish things
72. Take more photos and buy a new photo album
73. Write House of Riot
74. Balance my checkbook
75. Buy that D&B purse that I want
76. Go to fashion week in LA
77. Send out Christmas cards
78. Go out of town by myself
79. Shop for clothes @ Forever 21
80. Get a new job
81. Take three continuing education classes for fun
82. Own a huge flat screen
83. Ask a guy out
84. Subscribe to six magazines (only)
85. Play the SIMS
86. Take a black and white self portrait
87. Paint two self portraits
88. Get my mother something really nice for mothers day It was nice, I even took her to a nice Mexican Restaurant. (5/14/2007)
89. Contact my favorite teacher and thank her
90. get a promotion
91. Get a personalized license plate
92. Go a month without fast food
93. Go to a Pilates class
94. Go get a new eye exam
95. Purchase contacts
96. Stop complaining
97. Find another part time job
98. Declutter room before I move
99. Pay bills on time
100. Eat more vegetables
101. Start a new list

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