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.

Export My Content


is going to shut up and be awesome.

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August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure
Action: Staying Fit

Found a great site for several of my fitness goals:

1) Keeping a workout journal
2) Staying motivated
3) Ask advice on lifting

If anyone does sign up do add me, I’m “wanderlight”!

July Bootcamp 2012: Making an Olympic effort in the area I need to improve the most
back to school

After two years in national service, university is about a month away. And I better get started.

- read up on the school curriculum
- read Intro to Political Science
- read Intro to Psychology
- TED/ online lectures
- accumulate knowledge
- create a ‘current affairs’ dossier

Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 9 entries…)

1. Getting on 43things again
2. Quick and professional dental appointment
3. Discovering a new place to study
4. Being able to make it for a 10k run this Sunday
5. Starting on Japanese revision

Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 9 entries…)

1. Good work environment
2. Being able to work on things that matter to me
3. Decent haircut (whew!)
4. New mouse
5. Sorting out money issues with parents
6! Waking up well again, what up world

do first things first

owning this with a combination of Springpad and Post-its

Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 9 entries…)

1. Owning stair climbs.
2. More energy at work
3. Woke up early
4. Woke up early and watched House.
5. Koko Krunch Mix cereal is serious cereal, man.

Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 9 entries…)

1. Watching TED: Success doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness, but happiness leads to success.
2. Doing parking like a boss.
3. Watching my first episode of House.
4. Finding my water bottle.
5. Having a good workout at home.

reflect daily in a 'one sentence' journal (read all 3 entries…)
Am bringing this over to...

a personal diary on Zenwriter. chic writing program that gives off a chill and reflective atmosphere, perfect for this.

Stop holding on to the things that clutter my home and my life (read all 2 entries…)
Phase 1

decluttered bookshelves, immediate living space :)

reflect daily in a 'one sentence' journal (read all 3 entries…)
16 Dec

first time switching from playing music assigned to me to music I know and love :D

reflect daily in a 'one sentence' journal (read all 3 entries…)

no what im sayin’?

climb Mt Kinabalu
13,000 spanking feet

Organize a trip in March ‘12

find a job

almost out of national service (army), now time for the real stuff!

run a 10K
I have to:
  • Register (w/ friends)
  • Train
  • Aim for a goal time (less than an hour?)

learn to drive (read all 4 entries…)

fell sick a day before my test, and failed-
but not because i fell sick, but because I didn’t believe in myself enough.


learn to drive (read all 4 entries…)
test booked,

fingers crossed.

April 2011 Bootcamp: Consistent Daily Effort & Action

Immediate Concerns

  • Pass my driving test! Use visualization after training to remember my mistakes and actualize my performance.
  • Find out more about hypothyroidism
  • Everyday: Jab, cross, hook, uppercut
  • Stop ‘accidentally’ falling asleep! Plan out each night and keep active.
  • Organize and gradually revamp my living space
  • Gradually step up my workouts mid-month
  • Proper grooming and hygiene (start flossing!)

March Bootcamp: Marching Towards our Goals of Self-Improvement
not too late

so today felt like shit. Woke up late. Woke up to find that I’ve injured my left elbow, probably from not stretching after muay thai yesterday. Did nothing at all during the day. Was irritable at everything and everyone. And United lost again (what?).

Beginning of the week, changes are in order. Live deliberately before March passes me by.

  • Hopefully recover my elbow by the weekend while continuing to run and stretch.
  • Spend at least 4 hours this week on Japanese
  • Spend at least 4 hours this week on Sociology
  • Write at least 1000 words
  • Play music
  • Start decluttering, seriously
  • Make a conscious effort to teach my siblings
  • Practice good healthcare and grooming, consistently

watch 30 films in 2011 (read all 3 entries…)
030311- mindless viewing here
  • Death Race
  • Death Race 2
  • Marley and Me (stretches so long that even Owen Wilson becomes unlikeable)
  • She’s Out of My League
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper
  • Ong Bak 3
  • PS: I Love You
  • The Rebound

Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 9 entries…)
  • getting out of camp and-
  • two off days!
  • working the f* out
  • sun
  • reading Nicholls’ One Day

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