Day Zero Project: Checking in
I truly love the idea of the Day Zero Project.
You come up with 101 goals and look to complete them in 1,001 days. That comes out to about three months shy of three years, so it’s plenty of time for one to accomplish 101 goals.
Of course, it also depends on what your goals are.
I set out on the latest attempt at this on August 1, 2014 and this challenge runs through April 28, 2017.
To say I won’t complete it would be an understatement.
Here’s the biggest issue I’ve had with the project because, honestly, I’ve probably completed several of these and I just don’t have the dates and details of them all — there’s no true way to keep up with things unless you keep the list with you, set out to do this one or that and then go to the next, or can memorize everything.
It’s all web-based. I don’t see any apps for it (outside of some independent countdown ones), which sometimes makes it hard.
The other aspect of this is all on me — I had several of these that are multi-faceted. That makes it harder because you need to keep track of things. For example, I have one I am not sure I’ll “officially” complete, but know I have — eat 10 things I’ve never tried before. The issue here is I didn’t keep a list of what these items are and where/when I did it. I don’t find that to be good because I’d want to know each part of this challenge was met legitimately.
I have many items like that and that was my fault.
I also put some things on there that I knew would be hard and I likely won’t finish them by April. Several are travel-related, but others are just some things that didn’t work out for me.
Looking over my list, I know there are things I can definitely finish before the deadline. I’m going to set out and cross some of these off and try and make good headway on the list. I know I won’t finish it, but maybe I can get into that 50-70 percent range, which would be a win for me.
There also appears to be a few I have completed that I haven’t blogged about yet, so I should probably do that soon, too. You can see what I have finished/blogged about already by clicking here. http://hoohaa.com/?page_id=7634
The list there is updated with all that I’ve knowingly completed and ones I’ve blogged about are linked up.
So, I’ll see what I can do to get as many of these checked off as possible and also see if there’s anything out there that can help me keeping track of things a little better. In the end, I truly think it’s successful if one has pushed themselves hard enough to get some of it done. Sure, we’d all like to finish 101 of them, but sometimes it’s not realistic.
Going big with this challenge was a plan of mine to see how far I could go. Alas, real life and other interests got in the way of some of the big ones, so I think I have a better grasp on how this challenge can be fully successful.
I will try this again — I assure you of that. But the goals will all be realistic and doable — as well as not multi-faceted. For now, though, it’s time to see how far I can get on this one!