- I’m finding that just by expressing myself carefully, and then crafting that expression further, I’m helping myself to clarify and hone my goals, aspiration, hopes, and values.
- In addition, when I comment on a “plea for help”, I’m finding that I often have something that al least “feels” like it’s worthwhile to say.
- All of this is bringing my attention towards goal-setting, accomplishment, values clarification, etc.
So even though I haven’t made many entries in this category recently, rest assured that I’m accomplishing it by my participation in 43things.
Has my brain been in a fog? (don’t answer that!) Is this a new feature, or something that’s always been there? It made my entry COUNT go from 8 to 7 also.
Help me out here, is it new?
I say YES
The point of this community is not just to post individual lists. What this site allows for is for people to
- set goals
- track them for their own sake
- share their experiences with others (both successes and struggles)
- encourage (cheers and comments)
- be encouraged (cheers and comments)
- see what others are doing to meet their goals, what obstacles they’ve met and overcome, etc.
- have challenging responses that help focus and refine our thoughts.
Of course, none of these is REQUIRED. However, to the extent that we participate in these activities, our goals and the goals of others are forwarded.
Otherwise, why not just keep a list on paper at home?
You are completely right, Buzzy, in saying that I can’t always assume no entries = no activity or progress. Yet, I’m pretty confident that those who are spending 1/2 hour a day “playing” on this site are the ones making the most progress.
Thanks again for helping me hone my thoughts on this one. I take people who challenge my positions as my stronges allies. You can ALLWAYS find people to agree with you, which accomplishes . . not so much.
As I visit around this site, I see what is so common
in our society of entertainment and instant gratification. Examples?
To all of you above, your goals are just dreams and nothing
- People who see 43things.com and never participate by signing up.
- People who sign up, but only list goals without any entries.
- People who enlist, set up goals with a few entries, and then abandon their projects.
for you to prove me wrong. Just look at some of my team-mates: They are MOVERS
, and will accomplish their goals because:
- They pay attention to the goals at least weekly
- They are interested in supporting others with their goals
- They break down a large goal into a bite-sized pieces (How do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time)
- They stick with it
- They do not let anything stop them from heading towards their goals (that doesn’t mean they don’t fail). If they fail, they try another approach, try another tactic, try another strategy, etc.
If you’re going to bother to list 43things, you might as well try actually DOING some of them.
Because a self-actualizing type of person can ALWAYS see ways to improve him or her self.
I’m linking you there instead of copying to honor their copyright.
This was something I wrote as a result of attending “The Forum”, in 1992. It is not meant as what I have accomplished, but rather as a statement about “Who I am choosing to become”. It is not intended as something that would be appropriate for anyone else. However, if you find something in it that resonates with you, feel free to “adopt” parts of it and make them your own.
I’ve been interested in the area of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for some time. At this point in my life, I actually have the security, shelter, food, affection, accomplishment needs all pretty much met. (To my satisfaction, anyway). Now I choose to explore this more deeply, to find ways to maximize my sense of enjoyment, knowledge, and appreciation for life.