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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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eMJerk in Boise is doing 33 things including…

get things done

11 cheers


eMJerk has written 8 entries about this goal

Tomorrow's To-Do List

1. Call Boise Car Upholstery about foam padding.

2. (if that doesn’t work out…) Find cheap yoga mats.

3. Go to JoAnn Fabrics to find appropriate motorcycle seat material.

4. Figure out how to mount new art piece. Possibly at Home Depot.

5. Buy gloves.

6. Dye hair.

7. Wash dishes.

to be continued.


Today was a major day for getting things done. I deserve several high fives.


Meal plan
Update journal
Put car on craigslist
Put sewing machine on craigslist
Wash dishes
Clean tub
Wash car
Photograph bird costume


Keeping a journal is helpful. All my little projects fall through the cracks, but writing them down and keeping a series of organized lists, I can see everything at once.

I fixed a lamp shade today!

And also I washed some dishes! Not all the dishes, mind you. But at least I didn’t do zero dishes. Is this attitude permissible?

Feels good!

1. Wrote a letter
2. Cleaned up my bicycle
3. Found a birthday present for my dad
4. Returned a borrowed hat
5. Bought stamps at the post office
6. Fixed up a spare bike to sell
7. Started cleaning up the garage

Productive day!
And it’s not even 5pm!


For me, getting things done is a state of mind. It’s easiest for me to accomplish “things” as soon as I realize they need accomplishing. My down-time is more relaxing when I’m not anxious about all the things I probably should be doing.


Today was immensely productive, due in part to my many lists, kept safe in my best friend, the notebook. I think it was also due to my attempting to change my attitude by reading over some notes to myself whenever I’m feeling disconnected. It’s helping!

I cleaned out so many closets today. Tomorrow, the desk. The garage is taunting me. He’s next.

Lists, Lists

Time to keep myself on track, in all aspects.
I am attempting to do so now by organizing my time and space, documenting projects, and keeping detailed lists of To-Dos, To-Gets, and To-Remembers.

eMJerk has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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