Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Born of Stardust dances the line between two worlds...

stop procrastinating (read all 27 entries…)
The Power of a Good List! Flexible and Firm... Moderation wins again. Ever Longwinded!

Lists give me just enough flexibility and just enough structure that I am able to complete my goals, but I do not feel weighed down by them.

I realize about myself that I cannot put too many things on a list everyday (as I did with my last list) because I do not enjoy the things on the list and I accomplish the tasts merely to complete them. Now, if they are necessary tasks then this is unavoidable, however if I am learning to play the guitar for pleasure, then I want it to be, you know, pleasurable. I do not want to feel as though my time is sectioned off into little blocks. When I tried to work, write, clean, apply, play the guitar, study korean, read and work on my backpack all in one day, I found that it was not enjoyable at all. I never had time to just savor my activity. I was practicing guitar, but I had to put it down after I was just getting into it because otherwise I would not complete the other tasks.

That’s my long winded way of saying that I need to shorten my list for each day!

Tomorrow I want to:

-Finish the GEPIK application, figure out who I want to be my references so that I can ask them to write me a letter

-Edit my video about humans abusing technology (I am afraid it might appear to come across differently than I had intended and that my message will be lost…)

- Look into that summer camp job teaching acting

- Study Korean

If I have extra time, I want to:

- Practice the guitar

- Work on my backpack

- look for other summer jobs

- Write some of my book


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