About 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 in.
As well as the original 101 things in 1001 days challenge we have also come up with 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!
What can you do with Day Zero Project
Check out some of our Feature Lists to gets some ideas for you lists. We regularly posts features on a wide range of topics.
Browse goals using Tags to find specific types of things to do.
Browse the Wall of Achievements to see some of the many amazing things our members are accomplishing.
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).
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.
The Next Step
Would you like to do even more with your goal setting? We have devised a set of powerful features to get you achieving at the next level. We call it Day Zero Plus.
As well as a stack of benefits (with even more coming soon), you will be supporting the future of this website.
If the value and enjoyment you get from Day Zero Project is worth a few dollars a month then we would love to have your support as a subscribing member. Thank you!
Behind the Scenes
Day Zero Project was created by New Zealander, Michael Green. The website grew out of a blog post in 2003 when he set himself a goal of completing a list of 101 goals in 1001 days.
He received such a large response from this that over time he developed the idea into a social community project.
In November 2011, Day Zero Project was awarded a grant to join the Start-up Chile entrepreneur programme. This is an ambitious plan funded by the Chilean government and designed to build the entrepreneur community in Chile. Day Zero Project is currently based in Santiago and busy at work developing new features and ideas for the website.
Michael is an avid traveller and photographer. He writes and shares photos from his time in Chile on the blog La Estrella Solitaria. You can also see some of this work over on Flickr, or follow him on Twitter.