Fun With 43 Things Data

Blogger Martha Rotter took a look at the goal-setting behavior on 43 Things and made a few interesting graphs.

In her words:

I took the list of top 100 all-time goals and list of top 100 achieved goals and merged them to see where the over­laps are, where the gaps are, and if there is a cor­rel­a­tion between pop­u­lar goals set and pop­u­lar goals achieved.

Here are the most challenging goals to complete (based on the number of people who have adopted them but not marked them as complete):

The rest of the charts, along with some insightful analysis and tips on effective goal-setting, can be found here:

http://martharotter.com/blog/index.php/2011/08/fun-with-data-goal-setting/

Thanks, Martha!

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3 responses to “Fun With 43 Things Data

  1. Pingback: Fun With Data & Goal-Setting – Martha Rotter's Blog

  2. i will tell you that this list fits me to a “T”. I no longer make resolutions because I don’t keep them.

  3. Great charts. It’s obvious those goals people do tend to achieve are those that are relatively specific and measurable.

    You may want to check out http://www.GoalsOnTrack.com, a very nicely built web app designed for tracking goals and todo lists, and supports time tracking too. It’s clear, focused, easy to navigate, worth a try.

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