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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Napalousa in Dundee is doing 34 things including…

Live in the present

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Napalousa has written 5 entries about this goal

Slipping up

I was doing really well at this and am still doing better than I was. I can enjoy moments such as the birds singing, children smiling all that good stuff, but I’m still thinking too much about a future me that doesn’t exsist and never will. Things are good right now and I have to stop playing with imaginary futures.



Day Dreaming Again

All in all this has been working out pretty well but the day dreaming has been slipping back into my thinking. I don’t mind the day dreaming so much it’s the over reflectiveness and thinking about things that don’t require thinking that bother me.

On Friday I finally went out and bought a new horse riding whip that I’ve been needing to replace for over 6 years. 6 YEARS!! The sad thing is I almost didn’t get the whip. I was too busy hemming and hawing over the price. I finally found one in my price range and changed my attitute to what I wanted. Result – I now have a whip.



Not Day Dreaming as much

Well I can honestly say I’m living in the present. I’d be lying if I said all the time, but certainly, this week, a good deal of the time. I feel pretty happy all in all, although I’ve been really busy.



This is hard

I’m still day dreaming a lot about the future. I am trying to make an effort though. I’m trying not to think too much about little things too. Sometimes it will take me months just to decide if I want to buy a book or a frige magnet or something stupid like that. I need to get to a point where I either buy the thing, leave it or save up for it, rather than humming and hawing about it for ages. I also need to think more about now and enjoy it rather than longing for some future that may not even happen.



It's hard

I’ve been trying to live in the present but its really hard. I find myself day dreaming about going to Vienna or worrying about things that have happened. I need to focus more on what I’m doing now and feel happy about that.



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