January 29, 2011

Twenty-nine days into my second Day Zero Project, and I’ve finally posted the partial list to the blog.

The Day Zero Project website is still down, and I didn’t want to wait much longer to post my list, so I will have my list here on the blog, perhaps even permanently.

If you look, you will see that the list is indeed incomplete.  Something that I’ve noticed through almost all of the blogs that I follow for people who are participating in their own Day Zero Project is that the lists inevitably change.  What is an important goal to you when you start the project may not be as important to you in 2 1/2 years when the project is complete.  I didn’t want to just put “filler” onto the list that I would inevitably change, anyway.

I left myself open to let insporation hit me as I was going through the project.

Even in my complete list, I’ve followed the spirit of the goal-setting:

  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.

For everyone playing along at home, I officially started keeping record of this project on January 1, 2011, and will finish the project on September 28, 2013.