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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Sherlock is doing 1 thing including…

Be more efficient when working

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Sherlock has written 5 entries about this goal


You know, I’m going to consider this done. I got an amazing amount of work done this month, and even though I FEEL inefficient, I’ve found I actually DO a lot.

I think I also recognize that I can’t do as much as I could before the amputation, and that that is something I’m just going to have to accept. And learn to pace myself.


Ha! Like this is going to happen!

You know what has to happen first? Some type of minimal support at work, or at least politeness. Or no, not that, just getting out of my way. That would be nice. Having my staff show up regularly would help, too. Thank God for the ones that do.

If a few battles were off my plate, well, that would be nice, too. The medical collections for example. Or the ADA accommodations that the university won’t make. Those would be two biggies.


Much better week, with goals, until I got slammed Friday. People said I looked better.


having a really, really hard time doing this. Trying to structure my time a lot….

ways to do this

1. no email checks for 2 hour intervals
2. schedule breaks. Not having breaks makes your concentration fall apart
3. move around. Schedule the time in.
4. lengthen time allotted to do things until it’s actually working and I’m not running late.
5. give myself time to rest.
6. say no to more things.

Sherlock has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.

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