Wednesday, August 5, 2009

101 Tasks in 1001Days ( 8/1/09 - 4/28/12)

The Mission: To complete 101 predefined tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined.
Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some work and growth on my part)

Why 1001 Days?
We often create lists of goals such as New Year's resolutions which we don’t achieve. One reason is that we procrastinate.

The key to beating procrastination is to set a realistic deadline. 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 that may require multiple like seasons to complete.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive: Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focused: Accomplishing any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end.

3. Assessment: Constantly evaluate your progress to motivate you to further progress.

4. Welcome Failure: Failure presents an opportunity to learn.

5. Write down your goals: It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

6. Keep your goals in sight: Review them frequently to ensure that they are at the forefront of your thinking.

7. Tasks are steps to completing goals. My tasks are organized by goals.

Start Date: August 1, 2009

End Date: April 28, 2012

Strengthen Family Relationships:

  1. Plan a monthly date night and occasional trips with DH
  2. Call or email my father, Lin & Wilfred , and my brother at least once /month
  3. Have monthly dinner for family at my house
  4. Take Erica to the Art Museum or Cloths Line Sale
  5. Teach Eric how to cook
  6. Document family b’days and anniversaries
  7. Send out cards every month ( b’days, anniversaries, etc)
  8. Create new family address book
  9. Plan & have Eric’s 60th b’day party
  10. Plan and have Erica’s Graduation party

Promote Great Personal Health:

  1. Develop habit of aerobic exercise 3 days/week
  2. Develop habit of weight training 2 days/week
  3. Practice yoga or relaxation techniques daily
  4. Lose weight: target 1=170
  5. Lose weight: target 2 = 150
  6. Lose weight: target 3 =135
  7. Take care of my teeth; identify a dentist & schedule regular dental appointments
  8. Schedule mammogram annually
  9. Schedule annual Gyn visit
  10. Schedule annual physical exams

Enhance My Home & Life:

  1. Power wash & stain deck
  2. Apply sealer to dry basement walls
  3. Clean out & organize basement
  4. Organize files in lateral file drawers and new file drawers
  5. Clean out all boxes of paper
  6. Organize/Review Finances & document bill paying
  7. Replace kitchen countertops
  8. Have roof replaced
  9. Make or buy drapes for family room
  10. Decorate Library
  11. Decorate Family Room
  12. Replace carpeting upstairs
  13. Paint hallway, stair case, and foyer.
  14. Paint family room and kitchen
  15. Install tile floors on first floor
  16. Redo powder room
  17. Buy new mattress and box spring
  18. Have screens repaired
  19. Buy a new front door and have it sealed
  20. Develop a new landscape design & implement it

Pursue and Improve My Needlework:

  1. Cross stitch at least 5 days per week
  2. Finish Dragon Virtues Afghan WIP
  3. Finish Story Teller WIP
  4. Finish Dragon Ride WIP
  5. Finish Wedding Sampler WIP
  6. Finish Mini Mandala Garden I #3 WIP
  7. Stitch 2nd Day of Christmas WIP
  8. Stitch 3rd Day of Christmas
  9. Stitch 4th Day of Christmas
  10. Stitch the Kiss on Mira RR
  11. Stitch Taj Mahal
  12. Stitch the Bliss Fairy
  13. Stitch Dragon Needle Case
  14. Stitch Delightful Dragon Fob
  15. Stitch 3-6 Christmas ornaments per year
  16. Finish Mira RR and Hang
  17. Finish LKRR and Hang
  18. Finish TWRR and Hang
  19. Finish all stitched Christmas ornaments
  20. Finish quilt for Eric Spencer
  21. Sew three polar fleece throws
  22. Make large floor pillows for Eric Spencer
  23. Sell surplus stash on ebay
  24. Send out 1 RAK /year

Contribute to my Department/College/Institute

  1. Develop ten articulation agreements for our BS degrees
  2. Develop annual workshop for Community Colleges
  3. Develop & document support agreements with SE, CS, IST, and NTID
  4. Develop and execute curricular changes that distinguish & strengthen our degrees
  5. Strengthen the systems administration sequence
  6. Add large scale computing to the curriculum
  7. Develop a capacity model for our programs
  8. Develop a faculty development and assessment plan

Pursue Scholarship in Support of Curriculum

  1. Write three papers on collaborative learning, experiential learning, or active learning
  2. Join ACM SIGITE & join curriculum committee
  3. Read three books on curriculum or pedagogy
  4. Act as a peer reviewer
  5. Identify an opportunity to edit or write a text book
  6. Develop a active learning textbook for the Intro to Unix Course

Pursue Excellence in Teaching

  1. Redesign Advanced Routing and Switching Course (4050-545)
  2. Revive 515 lab manual and update annually
  3. Revise layout & content of 351 lab manual annually
  4. Develop a substitute curriculum for Freshman Seminar
  5. Learn new techniques and incorporate them in my courses.

Pursue New Knowledge

  1. Learn C# and OOP
  2. Learn BGP
  3. Learn IS-IS
  4. Learn OSPF
  5. Learn MPLS
  6. Learn IGRP/EIGRP
  7. Take a research methods course
  8. Take and pass the CCNA certification exam
  9. Take an organizational behavior course
  10. Learn how to do zero based budgeting

Invest in My Personal Development & Contribute with Service

  1. Develop the habit of refection using a written journal or my blog daily
  2. Improve organization by cleaning out & organizing my office at work
  3. Take golf lessons to improve my game.
  4. Participate in a woman’s golf league at least once and play with others.
  5. Take sailing lessons and start sailing regularly.
  6. Refine my leadership capabilities by reading, workshops, & practice
  7. Serve my church by serving on at least one committees, teaching Sunday school
  8. Volunteer at LPGA each year

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