101 in 1001: What It Is

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.



  1. This is such a great idea but I’m not even sure I could think of a 101 things.

    • the101list said

      You could totally come up with 101 things – I know you can. Give it a whirl!!!

  2. I love your site. Keep it up !

  3. Mary W said

    I haven’t checked out your 101 in 1001blog until today. What a great idea! I love it! I am going to make it a point to re-read your older posts. I love keeping track of books. I’ve never done it before but I think I will in 2010! How did you come up with the list idea? I am looking forward to the New Year even more. Thank you!

  4. Jolon said

    I love this model, Sarah! Great idea!
    So nice to meet you and funny we had to travel to Nashville to do it 😉

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