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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sooner8200 in Norman is doing 21 things including…

stop procrastinating


sooner8200 has written 1 entry about this goal

Motivation Education

Something I read once really helped me. It described fear as either hurtful or helpful. When you put off doing something because you feel incapable of doing it right, or you think you do not have enough time, or people have told you it is impossible to do…then you are exhibiting hurtful fear. This is fear that prevents you from accomplishing your goals. To remedy this, picture yourself a day, a week, a year, or ten years from now. Will you look back with regret for not accomplishing your goal? Will your life be worse off? This is helpful fear. People are motivated by two things: pain and pleasure. Will you feel pain in the future for not becoming physically active, or buying a house, or completing your senior project? Use this fear of pain to your advantage. Complete your tasks to their fullest. You may regret it later.


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