100 Challenge 2015

100 Challenge

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.

100 Challenge

The 100 Challenge List

Educational

1.) Read a book every month.

  1. January – The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
     Bonus: The Hobbit – Completed January 26th
  2. February – How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie (Link) Completed March 18
  3. March – Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins – Completed April 16
  4. April – Getting Things Done – David Allen – Completed May 20
  5. May – Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  6. June – The Elements of Style – William Strunk and E. B. White
  7. July – Purpose Drive Youth Ministry – Doug Fields
  8. August – The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R. R. Tolkien
  9. September – Spiritual Direction – Henri Nouwen
  10. October – The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien
  11. November – Not a Fan – Kyle Idleman
  12. 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.

  1. January – Indie Game: The Movie – Completed January 15
  2. February – Blackfish – Completed February 28
  3. March – Helvetica – Completed March 22
  4. April – Man on Wire – Completed May 4
  5. May – Bowling for Columbine – Completed May 20
  6. June – Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
  7. July – The Insider
  8. August – Jesus Camp
  9. September – Atari: Game Over
  10. October – Undefeated
  11. November – How to Survive a Plague
  12. December – Bully

Exercise

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.

Personal

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)

  1. January – Meditation
  2. February – Prayer
  3. March – Fasting
  4. April – Study
  5. May – Simplicity
  6. June – Solitude
  7. July – Submission
  8. August – Service
  9. September – Confession
  10. October – Worship
  11. November – Guidance
  12. 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.

51.) 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.

54.) 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

  1. January – Half-Life 1 Completed February 16
  2. February – Bioshock 1
  3. March – Portal
  4. April – Pokemon Sapphire
  5. May – Assassin’s Creed
  6. June – Half-Life 2
  7. July – Bioshock 2
  8. August – Portal 2
  9. September – Dishonored
  10. October – Dragon Age
  11. November – Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  12. December – X-Com

71.) Post a Youtube video that gets 50,000 views

72.) Grow a full size fruit or vegetable this summer. – Completed June 30

73.) Go to 3 restaurants i have never been to.

  1. Completed January 6th – Chili’s
  2. Completed January 16th – Recovery
  3. Completed March 19th – Superior Cantina

74.) Draw Funny faces on all the eggs in my refrigerator.

75.) Drink Coconut milk straight from a coconut  – Completed January 15th

76.) Eat an animal or item I have never eaten before. – Completed April 20th “Yuca”

77.) Go to a non-local Six Flags

78.) Go Snorkeling – Completed July 12

79.) 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.

86.) 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
D
Escape From Planet Earth – March 21
F
G
H
Into the Woods – April 20th
Jurassic World – July 11
K
Left Behind – January 18
Maze Runner – January 16
N
O
Pitch Perfect 2 – May 30
Q
R
Song (The) – February 25
Taken 3 – May 21
Unbroken – May 10
V
W
X
Y
Z

Money

90.) Pay off a Student Loan.

91.) Build a Passive income of at least $5 a day.

92.) Donate $5000.

93.) Ask for a pay raise.

94.) Sell something online.

95.) Buy something that someone wants without them knowing about it.

96.) Adopt a Christmas Child

97.) Get a check for $100 from Google Adsense

Organization

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.

27/100 Completed


 

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.

 

 

 

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