A few years ago, I discovered a very useful website called 43things from Google. I think that was the time when I shut off my Friendster account. I only joined Facebook in 2009, but I even shut it off for more than a year for board exam review purposes. I was looking for useful websites for helping me accomplish my dreams, and I found 43things. 😀 I actually have my 43things list on the right side bar of this blog, and I have seen some readers go to my 43things account, thanks to Feedjit log below.
It is a life tool that helps you accomplish your goals by linking you with other 43things users who are doing the same things that you are doing. It is pretty cool since I made some friends there. But what I like about my friends there is that they are more or less detached to me. They simulate the same relationship that I have with my therapist for free. And they are very focused on addressing my goals and what can be done to help me achieve them. And whenever I feel discouraged, somebody posts a comment and cheer and it kind of helps me continue.
Like Facebook, the website allows other 43things users to like or comment to your posts and your goals. But it’s called CHEERS instead of likes. And everyone can cheer for you, not just the ones on your personal network. If you like a user well enough, you can subscribe to him or her, and vice versa. The only catch is that you will not really know who is subscribed to you. You will only know how many people are subscribed. So far, there are ten people there who are following my progress in life.
Aside from linking you with people who are doing the same things as you are, you will also find a lot of useful resources from the people who have already accomplished your goals or targets for your life. There are “How I Did It” articles for most of the goals and the 43things users are very generous in giving their advice.
There is a morale tracker, which will help you check your mood swings. Since I am bipolar, you will find my moral tracker to have that dramatic zigzag fashion in it. 🙂 On top of the life goals, you can also have a separate list of New Year’s resolutions. The website also helps you summarize your accomplishments or milestones through the “Your Year in Review” tab.
Such delight because I even found a Doctor on the other side of the world who shares my birthday! And she says it is the first time in her life that she found someone with the same birthday as hers. On my end, she is already the fourth person. It’s cool.
I am posting about it because the website has been quite useful to me and I want more people to know about it.