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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opendestiny The wanna-be homemaker with a career

drink more water (read all 2 entries…)
How to motivate myself!

I decided to drink more water a long time ago. I find it very hard, not the drinking the water itself (I don’t hate the taste of plain water or anything), but just remembering to do it before I’m actually thirsty is the challenge. It seems like I am most often thirsty when I don’t actually have immediate access to water, like on the bus.

Then I discovered Habit RPG. Its basically an online role-playing game… mashed-up with your own personal real-life goals. At first, I wasn’t sure how it was going to work… but after my character died twice, it really encouraged me to log in every day, and every time I log in I’m striving to check things off on my list… which includes drinking water.


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