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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h_freebird is doing 5 things including…

Stop hoarding things


 

h_freebird has written 2 entries about this goal

The biggest ever issue of my life and i seem to have over come it!

i had the problem with having tonnes of things stuffed into boxes, shelves in hidden corners etc. but i decorated my room, top to bottom dragged everything out and chucked it all out (well the draws under my bed are still shut full of stuff, but that’s something i will deal with when i’m ready!!!!)
i think what people who hoard don’t realise, is that its some sort of issue with not wanting to forget someone, something or a moment…... you have to have a realisation with yourself to stop needing it and let go, live in the present, not the past



Ok i have a issue

right ‘stop hording things’ easy just get rid of all of the shit i don’t need….. open all the draws/boxes/cupboards/bags….go through all the folders/envelopes/shelves…....oh my god you have NO idea.
i have a small bedroom….BUT….i have 2 chests of draws….one is full of clothes(that i never wear)....the other is full of books/photos(that i cant fit on the walls)documents/and just THINGS, those THINGS that just live in your life that you never touch or look at or have any use AT ALL but you have them, and you cant get rid of them because they have existed in your life for too long to get rid of….. but you should just put them in the bin…..but you keep hold of them JUST IN CASE…..of WHAT?.....I’m not too sure.
There is a draw under my bed…..i can only open it if i price it open with a realy long ruler.. its full of shit….programmes from shows i went to see when i was 7….props and bits of costume from my GSCE’s…... letters … postcards … birthday cards….Christmas cards…..wigs…stupid little bits of STUFF i don’t even know what lives in that draw it just DOES.
the moment has passed where the hording thing got out of order… but the time has come…......i will dehord tomorrow…...give me luck…. i will report on my success



 

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