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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Samuel Wang in Toronto is doing 40 things including…

Get organized

3 cheers


Samuel Wang has written 5 entries about this goal

Staying organized, cognitively

I often focus a lot on organizing possessions – such as books, documents, and financial statements. In doing so, however, I sometimes neglect the importance of organizing less visible but equally important things – such as my thoughts, sentiments and emotions.

Office resuscitation

It’s amazing how easily and quickly my desk manages to get cluttered. But it’s perhaps equally amazing how easy and quick it is to revive it back into an orderly and usable state.

Digitally organized

This afternoon’s “To organize” list:

- Digital photos
- MP3 and WMA files
- E-mail inboxes
- Firefox bookmarks
- Back-up files

Order in the kitchen

This evening’s “To organize” list:

- Kitchen cabinets
- Refrigerator (contents)
- Freezer (contents)
- Cutlery and dishes
- Cookware

Organizational awareness

This weekend’s “To organize” list:

- Bank statements
- Books and magazines
- CDs and DVDs
- Clothing and accessories
- Computer equipment

Samuel Wang has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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