A little more than a year ago (August 1, 2014), I started a second attempt at the Day Zero Project. I had done it once before without the success I had hoped, though defining success in challenges like this is relative.
It seemed like a good time for an update.
First, for those who don’t know, the Day Zero Project is a goal-setting setup where you give yourself 1,001 days to complete 101 tasks of your choosing. The tasks can be anything.
With mine, I choose to leave them private until I complete the actual task.
The first time, I completed 38 of the items, so 37.6 percent. While I didn’t complete the list, I did cross off some things I really wanted to accomplish, so parts of it would be successful.
When I constructed the test for the current challenge, which ends April 28, 2017, I tried to make things a little more achievable, though there were still some that were longshots.
Truth be told, I didn’t figure I’d finish this list as it would be quite hard. The reality is, as I looked over this list during the weekend, there’s a good dozen or so on this list that I feel like it would be really difficult to complete, but at the same time It’s nice to have something to aim for.
As of this weekend, I had completed 17 of the items (well, I am pretty sure 18 are done, but I need to make the list for the 18th), and then make sure it’s all set.
I might have to revisit a few of these based on changes in life/interest and maybe try and put something else on there that I could complete. We’ll see.
Of the remaining tasks, 16 are in progress. That means I’ve started doing something in regard to the goal in hopes of finishing.
When I first started this go-around, I had a small book with all the tasks in it. The idea was to give me something I could carry and check off things as I go (especially ones that require me to do several things to complete on task). That hasn’t worked out as well as I hoped, so I need to go back and think about several things I’ve finished.
That being said, I also looked over things and have an idea moving forward – and that’s trying to tackle one task at a time (again, especially the ones that are multi-level).
And as much as I want to complete the full list, the reality is that might be a stretch. But my goal is to check off as many as I can so it can be a success in different ways.
With just over a year down, I need to now pick it up a little bit and see if I can cross off a bunch more on the list. Of course, as I go, I’ll be blogging about each one.
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