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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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endofmay is doing 26 things including…

become a morning person.


endofmay has written 4 entries about this goal


Strange thing happened this morning. I should start by saying that I have been watching The Secret, visualizing my best life… So, this morning, I somehow miraculously woke up at 5:45. I have not willingly and happily gotten up before 11am for the past couple of years. at least. seriously. But, I woke up. I wasn’t tired at all. and I just lay there thinking. Hm. If I were to get up now, I would be able to make myself a nice breakfast, I could go to yoga… run some errands… do all the things that I, as my best self, would do. So I got up. This is amazing. I won’t check this off my list just yet, but I feel like it’s as good as done!

9:30, 11:30

Still no routine. I’m all over the place! I think I need one thing in the morning to jumpstart my day. I just discovered that a friend of mine (who is actually quite normal!) downs a shot of liquor every morning. Hilarious. I don’t think I will do this exactly, but it got me thinking!

10:30, 12:30

This isn’t going so well so far. I usually get up really early, but then just go back to sleep. I think the main thing is to just get up when I wake up. Seems simple enough… but it’s just not.

11:30 am

I will be recording every day what time I get up in the morning, and if I am up in the morning, how I spend that time. Ideally, I will get up at 8:30, fit in some breakfast, exercise, planning my day, emails, finances, cleaning, organizing, work stuff… This should really be the most productive time of the day. Currently, I spend my evenings doing chores and such, but I think they give me energy, I get munchy, and end up staying up really really late, then I get up really really late. This is a bad cycle. bad.


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