100 Challenge 2015
This year, 2015, I have created something that I am calling the 100 challenge. The purpose behind the 100 challenge is to do 100 different things in the year 2015. For some of the things I the list I asked other people for ideas, others I used online resources, and others still I came up with all on my own. The 100 Challenge is not a bucket list. The idea is to complete the entire list by the end of 2015. Some of the things on the list are rather easy, and others will take a considerable amount of effort. I have tried to be somewhat diverse in the things that I have put on the list. However, trying think of 100 different things is not as easy as it sounds. I did not want to out things on that I am already planning on doing or have to do for some reason or another. It would not be a 100 challenge if it were simply 100 things that I was already going to do in the year. Therefore, I had to separate some of the challenges by month. So, instead of “Reading one book a month” I separated the months as a goal themselves. I did this for a couple of different categories. I do not think that this is really cheating because the month long things I know are going to take a substantial amount of time.
Some of the things in the 100 challenge are silly. Others are fun, serious, and even ridiculous. Feel free to take this idea and make it your own. I know lots of people who make yearly goals. I think that this is a good thing and should something we do every year. Rather than a New Year’s Resolution, creating goals allows us to accomplish them at any point in the year. We do not give up after failing a couple of times because we have the rest of the year to accomplish them. I am looking forward to the 100 challenge as I think it will help me to do some cool stuff this year and experiences some new things in the process.
The 100 Challenge List
1.) Read a book every month.
January – The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Bonus: The Hobbit– Completed January 26th February – How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie (Link) –Completed March 18
- March – Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins – Completed April 16
April – Getting Things Done – David Allen– Completed May 20
- May – Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
- June – The Elements of Style – William Strunk and E. B. White
- July – Purpose Drive Youth Ministry – Doug Fields
- August – The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R. R. Tolkien
- September – Spiritual Direction – Henri Nouwen
- October – The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien
- November – Not a Fan – Kyle Idleman
- December – The Return of the King – J. R. R. Tolkien
13.) Read at least one relevant news article a day.
14.) Watch a documentary each month.
January – Indie Game: The Movie– Completed January 15 February – Blackfish– Completed February 28 March – Helvetica– Completed March 22 April – Man on Wire– Completed May 4 May – Bowling for Columbine– Completed May 20
- June – Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
- July – The Insider
- August – Jesus Camp
- September – Atari: Game Over
- October – Undefeated
- November – How to Survive a Plague
- December – Bully
26.) Fit into pants that I have grown out of in the last 2 years.
27.) Hike at least 4 different mountains (last year I did three)
28.) See my ab muscles again
29.) Run 100 Miles
30.) Bike 100 Miles
31.) Complete the 100 Push-up Challenge
32.) Do a high ropes course.
33.) Read through the Bible in a year.
34.) Write a blog post once a week.
35.) Focus on a discipline each month. (Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth)
January – Meditation February – Prayer March – Fasting April – Study May – Simplicity June – Solitude
- July – Submission
- August – Service
- September – Confession
- October – Worship
- November – Guidance
- December – Celebration
47.) Self Publish Seminary Book.
48.) Self Publish work of fiction or non-fiction that is at least 50,000 words.
49.) Go on a non-family visiting vacation.
50.) Buy a fire extinguisher.
Give up going out to sit-down restaurants for Lent.
52.) Create a Photo Journal (One relevant life photo uploaded every day)
53.) Go 4 days in the year without Internet.
Say yes to something I really do not want to do but would be beneficial to someone else.
55.) Create an Advent Devotional
Fun, Games and Oddities
56.) Write a song.
57.) Go to an archery range.
58.) Create an Android App.
59.) Beat a Video Game every month
January – Half-Life 1Completed February 16
- February – Bioshock 1
- March – Portal
- April – Pokemon Sapphire
- May – Assassin’s Creed
- June – Half-Life 2
- July – Bioshock 2
- August – Portal 2
- September – Dishonored
- October – Dragon Age
- November – Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- December – X-Com
71.) Post a Youtube video that gets 50,000 views
Grow a full size fruit or vegetable this summer. – Completed June 30
Go to 3 restaurants i have never been to.
- Completed January 6th – Chili’s
- Completed January 16th – Recovery
- Completed March 19th – Superior Cantina
74.) Draw Funny faces on all the eggs in my refrigerator.
Drink Coconut milk straight from a coconut – Completed January 15th
Eat an animal or item I have never eaten before. – Completed April 20th “Yuca”
77.) Go to a non-local Six Flags
Go Snorkeling – Completed July 12
Go Snow-tubing – Completed February 14
80.) Go to coffee with someone I do not really know.
81.) Make and eat eggs 5 different ways
82.) Send at least 10 students to a youth convention.
83.) Launch Frogman Extended and Revised Edition
84.) Swim in the Ocean
85.) Use a fake name when asked a name for my order at a restaurant.
Dress semi-formal to a restaurant. – Completed June 22
87.) Visit a Zoo
88.) Swim in 5 different bodies of water
89.) Watch a new movie for ever letter of the alphabet.
American Sniper – June 15
Big Hero 6 – March 8
Couples Retreat – January 10
Escape From Planet Earth – March 21
Into the Woods – April 20th
Jurassic World – July 11
Left Behind – January 18
Maze Runner – January 16
Pitch Perfect 2 – May 30
Song (The) – February 25
Taken 3 – May 21
Unbroken – May 10
90.) Pay off a Student Loan.
91.) Build a Passive income of at least $5 a day.
92.) Donate $5000.
Ask for a pay raise.
94.) Sell something online.
Buy something that someone wants without them knowing about it.
96.) Adopt a Christmas Child
97.) Get a check for $100 from Google Adsense
98.) Zero out all inboxes and keep them cleaned out.
99.) Clean out one external hard-drive.
100.) Manage various storage areas in my apartment.
Well there you have it, my 100 Challenge. It is my goal to complete these things in the year 2015. I will come here and update the list on my progress. For example, when I complete something on the 100 Challenge list, I will come here and cross it out. At the bottom I will keep a tally of the number completed out of 100. I may change up which documentaries, books, and games will be involved in the monthly challenges as time goes on, but I wanted to have something to work off of. I am excited to begin this challenge and experience the new things that I will be trying out. I challenge you to make your own 100 challenge. It is harder than you might think to come up with 100 different things to do in a year.