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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meilian in South Korea is doing 16 things including…


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meilian has written 5 entries about this goal

This week's progress

Since I went to the zen center last Sunday, I have been meditating daily with the exception of yesterday and today. Might try to squeeze in a sit before I go pick up my friend at the airport.

Basically I starting sitting 10 minutes and have been increasing my sit time by 2 minutes every day. At this rate I should be able to get to 30 minutes (my short term goal) in a little over a week.

I have meditated before, but have never been able to sustain a regular practice for more than a month. I am hopeful that my involvement with a sangha will help. With all the (exciting) changes in my life right now, I need some stability! It will help me be more tolerable to others, at the very least ;)

Well, since I'm currently staying at a temple...

I’m trying to meditate at least once a day. And, I have the opportunity to sit in a room where Kyongho Kun Sunim stayed in the period after he became enlightened (Kyongho was a Korean Seon (Zen) Master)!


Getting back into it...

Sat twice this week and will probably sit before bed.

Post-vacation the stress is descending again…

being still with myself is needed.

Something to think about...

meilian has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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