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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venfighter is doing 9 things including…

be present

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venfighter has written 1 entry about this goal

hard yards

This isn’t easy nor is it hard. Like anything you have a choice in your heart and mind whether you want to accept that feeling, incident, experience or not. This includes skeletons from your past and things not yet occured in your future.

To do this you have to reduce mental noise, all the bullshit that clouds your head. Doing this isnt easy but may i suggest a book called the power of now, and a film called the peaceful warrior, to give you insight. Further, you need to develop an intrinsic or inside out approach to life. That is first be, then do and achieve. What I mean by this is that doing/buying/verb things won’t bring you happiness, this can be sourced from the book the happiness trap. You find your not happy or sad but rather just placid, at ease and peaceful.

What I have found is that once you learn to be present it doesnt stay that way. You have to always be in tune with your mind and body, and adjust accordingly when events occur that bring you back to old habits.

venfighter has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

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