The Story of Day Zero Project
Day Zero is an online community for people who love creating lists, setting challenges,
and making positive changes in their lives.
We believe that by making goal setting fun and competitive you can make real progress
on achieving your ambitions. Open-ended goal setting (like bucket lists) don't work.
It's only when you assign a time constraint that your focus and determination kicks
As well as the original 101 things in 1001 days challenge we now offer a
range of other time based challenges. Try the one-year, weekly challenge of 52 Things
in 52 Weeks , or for the twenty-somethings the popular 30 Things by 30.
You can even define your own challenge. Why not set a list of things to do over
summer, or a list of things to before graduating? Be creative!
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The 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge
Day Zero started out with the catchy challenge of completing 101 things in 1001 days.
This has been enormously popular with tens of thousands of people getting involved
and sharing their lists. We now offer many more types of challenges, but here are
the original guidelines for the challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
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 your part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as
New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. 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, study
semesters, or outdoor activities.
WE'RE NOT JUST ABOUT LISTS...
Day Zero is now much more than a website for making lists. We have one of the largest databases of goals in the world.
Find ideas from every corner of the globe with the Places directory.
New goals are added all the time.
Browse the Wall of Achievements to see some of the many amazing
things our members are accomplishing.
Check out some of our Feature Lists to gets some ideas for
you lists. We regularly posts features on a wide range of topics.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Day Zero Project is built and maintained by New Zealander,
. The website grew out of a blog post in 2003 when I set myself
a goal of completing a 101/1001 challenge. I received such a large response from
this that I gradually developed the idea into a social network project over the
last few years.
In November 2011, Day Zero Project was awarded a grant to join the
entrepreneur programme. This is an ambitious plan funded
by the Chilean government and designed to build the entrepreneur community in Chile.
Day Zero is currently based in Santiago and busy at work developing new features
and ideas for the website.
Problems? We love to hear feedback!
If you spot any bugs, encounter any issues, or just want to make a comment, then
please email email@example.com