Go online to make 'new life resolution'
Web site helps you set goals for the rest of your life
By Steve Thompson, Contributing writer
Millions of people make New Year's resolutions as a year comes to a close. January means achieving new goals, conquering bad habits, making big changes and connecting with loved ones. Of course many people do not ever follow through with their New Year's resolutions, which is why 43things.com is a great resource for goal setters.
On the site, you can find out what goals other people have set, choose a few for yourself, record the time and date on which you complete them, and tell others how you accomplished those goals. Essentially, it's an all-in-one resource for conquering that to-do list.
Common Resolutions On 43things
Originated by Inevernu of Montreal, one of the most popular New Year's resolutions on the site is the goal to take a road trip with no predetermined destination. The appeal of this goal is obvious: the freedom to explore uncharted waters without an itinerary.
Some of the members of 43Things.com traveled around Europe to complete this New Year's resolution, while others simply ventured out into the country in Small Town, U.S.A. The possibilities are endless.
Understandably, thousands of people make the New Year's resolution every year to lose weight, gain muscle, change their diets or some variation thereof. Those who worship at the altar of fast food and candy bars are ready to change their lifestyles. They even have a conscious idea of how they will achieve this goal.
For example, FireAtWill on 43Things.com has decided to transition from a vegetarian to a vegan diet, which is quite an accomplishment. For a less specific New Year's resolution, more than 8,000 people decided that they just want to eat healthier.
From swing dancing to salsa, from belly dancing to the tango, it seems like everyone on 43Things.com wants to learn some sort of dance. Even more interesting, more than 1,500 people want to learn the "Thriller" dance routine. Apparently, regardless of politics or economic crises, the people of the world still want to dance for their New Year's resolution.
In addition to dancing and eating healthier, many people on 43Things.com have lofty financial goals, too. From starting a new business to winning the lottery, it looks like everyone is after the American dream. Some of these New Year's resolutions are specific such as those who want to write a book, while others are more general, like becoming financially independent.
And of course, there are always those who have trouble waking up in the morning, which is why Leedicks on 43Things.com just wants to wake up when the alarm goes off. Obviously, it is important to include baby steps in your New Year's resolutions.
Social networking has taken on a life of its own, and 43Things.com is one of the best places to start to achieve your New Year's resolution. But why stop there? 43Things.com is open 365 days a year, so why not form a few life resolutions that you can work toward all year long?
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