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What Are the Most Popular Goals in the World?

What's the 2nd most popular goal in the world?

43Things Logo43 Things is the world's largest goal-setting community. It's a virtual place where people gather to list their goals. Really. Want to know what the "world's most popular goals" are? I did.

What's 43 things?
It's a wonderful example of folksonomy - one of the many social-software applications that allow users to collectively classify and find information. In this case, the information is about personal goals.

According to the 43 Things Web site,
"People have known for years that making a list of goals is the best way to achieve them. But most of us never get around to making a list. 43 Things is great for that! Make a list on 43 Things and see what changes happen in your life. Best of all it's a way of connecting with other enthusiasts interested in everything from watching a space shuttle launch to grow my own vegetables. So the next time someone asks you, "what do you do?" you can answer with confidence, ‘I am doing 43 things!'"

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What are the top 2 most popular goals?
The first one didn't surprise me, it was "lose weight."

The second? Stop procrastinating!

You can see the whole list here.

While you're adding your list to 43 Things, I think I'll start some new research.

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Blogger's Note: Thanks Ari!

Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he specializes in the study of procrastination.

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