Learn a new skill in 100 days

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECHNOLOGY -

tHiS site wants to mo­ti­vate you into learn­ing a new skill in a hun­dred days by track­ing your progress each day through a short video post. along the way, peo­ple can like your vids and send you a few words of en­cour­age­ment too.

Karen X. Cheng is pretty cool. She quit Mi­crosoft with a song as a res­ig­na­tion let­ter and then learned how to dance in a year, which went vi­ral. Now she’s taken her learn- ing from that last project and turned it into her new web­site: 100.

the idea be­hind the site is to get bet­ter at some­thing — danc­ing, writ­ing, even just wak­ing up early in the morn­ing — by do­ing it for 100 days in a row and record­ing your progress in 10-sec­ond videos that you upload to the site. at a time, you can only take on one new project. although it asks you to sign up with your Face­book or twit­ter ac­count, you can choose to make your videos pri­vate or pub­lic. if pub­lic, peo­ple can like them or com­ment on them, giv­ing you the en­cour­age­ment to do bet­ter.

there is no neg­a­tiv­ity at­tached to skip­ping a day — in fact, you can even have your 100 days not be con­sec­u­tive, it’s up to you.

“Not a big deal at all. Just keep go­ing,” Cheng says.

at the end of the 100 days, you get a one­minute video upload and you can choose to ex­tend your project to 365 days or un­lim­ited days. — McClatchy-tri­bune in­for­ma­tion Ser­vices

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