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40 by 40
In 2014 I set myself the challenge of completing 40 goals by the time that I turned 40 and I have not done that well with it! I have completed 18 of the 40 goals and I have just under a year left until I turn 40! I think that there were a couple of problems with this list now that I look back on it. Firstly I think that as I wrote it with a six-year deadline, it was easy to think that I have forever to complete it and put things off (or completely forget that I was even doing it!) and secondly, over the years I have changed a great deal and what seemed important to me nearly 6 years ago is no longer relevant. Therefore, some of the goals on the list do not even interest me anymore!
A life without goals is no life at all!
I also think that I planned too many goals which cost money which I don’t have, making them much harder to complete, even if I wanted too! So after a poor attempt, I am retiring early from that challenge and starting a new one! I can’t live life without a challenge and some goals in place! Now, this has been around for many years, but I only came across it myself a couple of weeks ago and I think that it is a really good idea. So this will be my new challenge – 101 in 1001.
What is 101 in 1001
The idea is simple, you write a list of 101 goals or tasks which you would like to get completed and your aim is to complete them all in 1001 days, which is around two years and 9 months. There is a website that is free to use where you can add your list and also see other people’s lists too. This was great for helping inspire me, as 101 is a large number of things to think of. It took me over a week to compile my list as I wanted to make sure that the goals were realistic and worth doing. I really like that you can check off your tasks on the website to help keep you on track.
My list of 101 in 1001
1. Donate blood
2. Donate to a food bank
3. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
99. Rewatch my favourite show – the vampire diaries
100. Do a small cross stitch project
101. Do a self-care challenge
So, there we have it! 101 little goals to hopefully achieve by July 23rd, 2022! In order to help me be more productive, I have divided them up into groups with estimated start dates that I can add to my planner and hopefully keep me well on track. Wish me luck! Also, if you are joining in with this challenge then do let me know as I would love to see your goals and how you get on!