I just watched the PBS series 'The Roosevelts' One take away the 'First 100 Days' concept. For more information on this watch the PBS mini-series or go to: The First 100 Days: Franklin Roosevelt Pioneered the 100-Day Concept 'During FDR's first months in office, he pushed 15 major bills through Congress.' 'The circumstances that Roosevelt faced were unique. Banks were shutting down. Depositors were losing their life's savings. Businesses were running out of enough cash to keep going. At least 25 percent of American workers were unemployed. Many Americans felt it was a national emergency.' 'FDR quickly won congressional passage for a series of social, economic, and job-creating bills that greatly increased the authority of the federal government—the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, which supplied states and localities with federal money to help the jobless; the Civil Works Administration to create jobs during the first winter of his administration; and the Works Progress Administration, which replaced FERA, pumped money into circulation, and concentrated on longer-term projects. The Public Works Administration focused on creating jobs through heavy construction in such areas as water systems, power plants, and hospitals. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. protected bank accounts. The Civilian Conservation Corps provided jobs for unemployed young men. The Tennessee Valley Authority boosted regional development. Also approved were the Emergency Banking Act, the Farm Credit Act, and the National Industrial Recovery Act.' Back to my idea. It has been used before as a way to set goals and to motivate. But I work better with some sort of plan and I think this will be good for me. It occurs to me that I haven't accomplished much over the last 100 days. So I decided to start February 1 2016 with a goal and a deadline. Today I am working on my lists and I have marked my calendar with the 100 days. I will divide it into 10 day segments and make myself accountable every 10 days to gauge my successes. This a sort of a challenge program too! What will you accomplish in the next 100 days? '