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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wendylynn in Toronto is doing 11 things including…

focus on what really matters


 

wendylynn has written 5 entries about this goal

I'm generally doing this now

I use a To Do list and a calendar and I prioritize my tasks. I use a system of marking things as urgent (ABC) and important (123) that I learned from a book by Stephen Covey.



Self Care

What really matters right now seems to be “self care” activities like exercise, doing things that are fun. I was focussing too much on to do lists, and “shoulds”, and impossible goals. I need to focus on what I am doing right, not what I haven’t done. My boyfriend also does this so we bring each other down. We’re going for a walk now which will be a good self care activity.



learning

I reordered my goal list in order of how many cheers each goal gets. If they are getting cheers then maybe they deserve more of my attention.



progress

Its only temporary, but I am working at a job I like.
Today I organized my day so the most important things got done.
Sometimes just eating and sleeping are the things that really matter.
Facing things that I have been avoiding gives me peace of mind.



survival or happiness

You have to meet survival needs to achieve happiness.

Personally I need to focus on a job first, while making time for my mental and physical health (yoga is good for this), connection to other people, and creative pursuits, or I can start to feel unhappy and unfulfilled. Maybe I need to set a goal of 1 hour minimum/week for impractical creativity, yoga, inspiration, connection. More work daily on the job search.



 

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