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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I'm doing 24 things

Chris's Life List

  1. 1. work because I like to, not because I have to
    3 cheers
    3,457 people
  2. 2. meet new people
    1 cheer
    4,420 people
  3. 3. be more organized
    3,538 people
  4. 4. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    1 cheer
    5,409 people
  5. 5. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    7,414 people
  6. 6. be more social
    5,407 people
  7. 7. stop being shy
    928 people
  8. 8. Go on a road trip
    3,811 people
  9. 9. go to the opera
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    343 people
  10. 10. exercise more
    1 entry
    5,636 people
  11. 11. go to bed earlier
    1,761 people
  12. 12. stop wasting time
    1 cheer
    3,652 people
  13. 13. travel around the world
    1 cheer
    5,208 people
  14. 14. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  15. 15. get a job
    12,585 people
  16. 16. make a difference
    7,137 people
  17. 17. stop biting my nails
    2 entries
    7,260 people
  18. 18. Swim with dolphins
    8,291 people
  19. 19. Be a better friend
    6,275 people
  20. 20. make more friends
    5,510 people
  21. 21. learn to dance
    7,160 people
  22. 22. Get more sleep
    1 cheer
    4,453 people
  23. 23. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  24. 24. Visit Cadbury World
    3 people

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Recent entries
stop biting my nails (read all 2 entries…)
Chew gum!!

Chewing gum has helped me massively – your brain knows you’re already ‘biting’ and so doesn’t feel the need to bite your nails. Think about it, do you usually bite your nails when you’re eating? No. It’s only when your mouth is unoccupied. Chewing gum keeps it occupied and stops you biting. Try it, it works! You do of course need to have gum with you at all times, so stock up. When you notice you’re biting – stop and start chewing gum immediately. Good luck!

stop biting my nails (read all 2 entries…)
Getting there...

I’m 40% of the way there. I’ve mostly stopped biting the nails on my right hand, which look pretty good at the moment. The nails on my left hand look terrible, however.

I’ve been using Pretty Quik Nail The Habit, which is good, but I sometimes forget to put it on or it wears away after a while. But it’s got me this far!

Any tips on how to get to the light at the end of the tunnel would be appreciated!

Edit: I think I will try the rubber band trick I just read below. :)

exercise more

Currently going to the gym 5 days a week, as I have friends who’re also going, making it much easier. Hopefully I can keep on track for when I return to university!

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