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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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morrigirl in New York City is doing 40 things including…

get 8 hours of sleep every night

115 cheers


morrigirl has written 3 entries about this goal

Not Quite 8

Well, I haven’t quite worked my way up to getting eight hours of sleep every week night, but I have managed to get myself in the habit of getting into bed and turning out the light one hour earlier then I used to. This one little tweak translates into about six hours of sleep every night as oppose to four or five. A VAST improvement.

Good Rest

Last week I went to bed early almost every single night, not because I was trying but because I was legitimately pooped. I didn’t get a 8 hours any of those nights, but I did get 7, and I felt so energetic the following morning! I forgot how great it is to get a full night’s sleep. I hope I can keep up the good work this week.

My Health Requires It

For the last two nights I’ve managed to get 7 hours of sleep instead of 5 or 6. With my health deteriorating faster than I thought possible for a person my age, I know that I need to do every little thing I can to ease the burden of my poor body. I’m not up to 8 hours a night yet, but I think if I can just get my body to accept 7, getting up to 8 might be easier.

morrigirl has gotten 115 cheers on this goal.


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