What I have learned from my first 101 in 1001 List

This is my first progress report for my 101 in 1001 list. (Okay, it is a little late!)

First, I think everyone should make a 101 in 1001 Days List and inspire other people to do the same.

Second, I learned plans change. Like, really really change. While, I would love to sell 100 dresses. I think giving away 100 dresses would be much more rewarding for my spirit and certainly much more fun. There are places where I can see my ambition outweighs my ability. The older I get I realize that is  more a measure of time and not a measure of my worth.

Third, some of the items on the list are not congruent with one another. While, I would love to go on more trips and travel, I am more committed to paying off my student loan debt and taking care of the home I have.

Fourth, if you do decide to make your own 101 in 1001 list, I would start with a letter to yourself describing the person you are when you make the list. Who is in your life at the time? Who is influencing your choices? Who or what inspires you? How do you want to feel at the end of the 1001 days? Do the items on the list agree with who you want to be and how you want to feel at the end?

Fifth and last, I have learned not only do plans change, but it is 100% okay when they change. They are supposed to change. When this 1001 in days are over, I will probably make a second 101 list, but my approach will be different. I will consider what I want as paramount and without consideration for what other people will think of my list. I will create the list when I am optimistic and review it when I am feeling more pragmatic so that both sides of my self are equally represented. I will prioritize the items on the list instead of focusing so much on categorizing the list. While I appreciate Stephen Covey’s approach to “goals with roles,” I would like to focus on what will make the biggest impact on my life and not how many pinterest crafts I can crank out. (As fun as that may be!)

Have you made your list? What have you learned along the way?

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