Wednesday, 22 July 2009

the first step

I wasn't sure how to take the first step into blog land. It's a great big scary world out there and i like having a plan.... so i thought about it for a while, decided on a blog name and remembered 101 things in 1001 days over at My house smells like vanilla .

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.

So now i've got a plan i just have to put it into action. My mum always told me i should write more lists and be more organised ...


  1. Welcome to blogland! Hope you have a lot of fun!

    I'll make sure to pop in regularly to see what you are up to. :)

  2. whoohoo!!!!!!!! welcome to the world of the blog owner! how exciting! i look forward to learning more about you!

  3. thank you both for the lovely welcome!

  4. your feet actually move in a complex series of interlocking parabolae... its quite endearing really.