Browsing through 43 Things is intended to give you inspiration on goals yet to achieve and stimulate you to realize at least one. However some people will feel down and helpless, they are reminded of their infinite debts, their broken dreams and a life without prevailed aspiration. I don’t belong to the latter group. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to set 43 aims in my life, there is yet so much to be done. Most of the forty three things I want to do are a little over the top, things like winning an Oscar or being on the cover of Time Magazine seem only able to be attained when I set my priority accordingly and lower my attention on 42 other dreams. I recon realizing this is one of the effects that makes 43 things so superb, you learn to set priorities and are pushed to think of the right way in getting there.
After making your preferred selection of things to do, 43 things offers to remind you on a regular basis (weekly/monthly/yearly) to get to work (and ultimately spamming your mailbox with 43 unaccomplished objectives every week). You are supposed to rank your 43 things according to it’s its importance. I haven’t done so yet. I guess ordering 43 things takes the most time and will provide an intimate sketch of one’s profile. 43 things tells allot about someone. If I would take 43 things seriously and organize my to-do-list accurately, I would spend a whole day reflecting on my life, persona and future. I would also be strategizing ways to achieve my goals in an order that would fit the order of the to-do-list. My unwillingness to spend a day investing in perhaps a flourishing future perhaps says more then anything else.
When an aim has been fulfilled you can show others with what way you managed. Maybe one day I’ll manage to manage my management tasks.
43 things is a site that is built on the principles of tagging, rather than creating explicit interpersonal links (as seen in Hyves and Friendster). 43 Things was launched on January first 2005, by the Robot-co-op, a small company based in Seattle founded by prominent blogger Erik Benson, Daniel Spils, and former Amazon.com and Microsoft executive Josh Petersen. The site was developed using the Ruby programming language and the Ruby on Rails framework.