Day Zero Project: What’s On Your List?

I was recently referred by a fellow blogger to a website called Day Zero.  The website presents a very interesting concept:  You’re supposed to “create a list of 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days.  Your list can be things you’ve never done before, or things you have done before that you want to do again.

Day Zero is a cool idea because you’re setting goals like you would for a New Year’s resolution or a “Bucket List,” but you’re setting a realistic deadline.  1001 days is roughly 2.75 years, which gives you several seasons to complete your tasks, which is good for outdoor activities, academic goals, and international trips.

The Day Zero Project has spurred the creation of many documentary blog sites, such as scottontilt.  It’s an interesting topic for a blog site because it really allows you to see how the person is progressing.

Day Zero offers its users some goal setting tips:

1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focussed. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

I plan to start a Day Zero list at some point in the future.  I think it’d be a really good way to actually motivate myself to do some of the things that I want to do in my life.

If you’re interested in starting a list on Day Zero, just head over to

Brad Merrill

United Tech Guys



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