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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Spatz is doing 0 things including…

stop procrastinating

27 cheers


Spatz has written 6 entries about this goal

Much better

I’ve gotten much better in the last months, and I think I’m ready to call this done!

To continue on this path, I’ll set less vague goals in the future to keep me from falling into this habit again :-)

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Part goal victory

In the last two weeks, I managed to answer every email or call within reasonable time – my definition of reasonable ;-)

That is totally new and unheard of.

Now on to implement this goal to my nagging tasks at home and at work – some things are resting in my to do list for quite some time now!

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Answered Email!

I answered the email from my father in just one day!
Progress, progress :D


An email from a friend is sitting in my inbox. It’s been here for at least 8 days.
I don’t know why I didn’t answer it yet.
I want to.
At least I think I want to.
Sigh again.

I answered

my mails and messages within a few hours this week! I even called back somebody calling me on my old mobile (It was telemarketers, grml).
I have to work on the feeling of dread I get when I see a message or mail, I really have no idea where this comes from – but it’s a crippling feeling and leaves me full of fear.

I got a second, old mobile phone

I don’t use anymore – I got a company mobile.
It’s sitting on my desk, mostly uncharged.
Today I charged it to see if everything was ok and – I saw one voicemail and two texts.
Normally I would just ignore them for as long as I could – maybe out of fear of bad news or confrontation?
But not today: I called the voicemail (nothing, dumb phone) and read my texts – 2 calls from numbers I don’t know and one friend has a new mobile number.
Now on to look the unknown numbers up….

Spatz has gotten 27 cheers on this goal.


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