The Day Zero Project has been interesting for me so far.
As I near the halfway point of the project, I’m 29 percent complete with my 101 goals. Though I’m starting to realize that some of the items I put on this list possibly might not happen.
It’s not for a lack of hoping and trying. It’s for a lack of funds and/or the reality of the item getting done.
As I stated when I first started this project, I don’t intend on showing the list until the end. At that point, I will show all the items I’ve finished (which you can see now via the link at the top of the page) and those, if any, that I didn’t finish.
With that in mind, I might tweak a couple of my goals. Not so much to make it easier, but to make it more plausible of finishing. What I tweak might actually make things harder because I’ll have less time to complete the goal. But, it will be something that is realistic in getting done.
I’m going to stare at my list over the next few days and see what I can come up with to tweak things a bit and I’ll see what I think. If the full list didn’t get done, I wouldn’t consider this project a failure. When I set out on this quest, my personal thoughts were to reach the 75 percent plateau. If I got there, to me it would be a victory because I would have finished many goals.
Of course the final goal is to complete it, but we’ll see how that goes.
Several of the remaining goals are blogging goals. I haven’t started them yet, but plan to soon as each of them require multiple posts (much like the 50 questions that Free Your Mind goal), so I’ll need to start working on those soon. Some of them will be fun to dive into as well. I didn’t want to start them so early as I wanted to be able to get things rolling with them.
Some of the items are photography based and I have been slowly working on them. At some point, I’ll blog about several of these items, complete with images and such.
Then there’s the ones I have completed. Some of these items have somewhat continued as well, which is even better.
Take for example, my No. 11 — No fast food for a month. I did this task last February (2010) and was successful. But the best part? Since completing that on Feb. 28, 2010, I have been good to pretty much continue that. Since that date, I’d be shocked if I have eaten fast food 10 times. I’d be willing to bet it’s lower. I don’t visit these places too often anymore as I know what it can do to you.
Still, I enjoy an occasional taco at Taco Bell. When I do visit one of these joints, I usually try and stay as healthy as possible — chicken or a salad or something along those lines. And I’ve only had one Shamrock Shake so far this year!
One item I had on the list was to finish my 365 Project. The thing was, I only had October, November and December to go. I had put it on there because I was dragging at the time. So it was some push to finish. But, I still feel it was kind of cheesy to a point. As long as all goes well this year and I finish the 366, I’ll feel like I really accomplished that goal.
Some have been silly and very simple (writing my name in the sand), and some have been a little more tedious (comment on 50 random blogs). But overall, it’s been a good thing so far and I hope it continues.
I truly think once I settle in somewhere with a new job, I’ll really dive into this project more because there will be some new and exciting things to explore.
I still have more than 500 days to complete this challenge and expect I’ll make a good push to do so. Hopefully, I’ll get there and know I finished the entire list!
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