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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CreativeHeart

Watch the world drift away.



I'm doing 42 things
 

CreativeHeart's Life List

  1. 1. World peace
    4 entries . 24 cheers
    152 people
  2. 2. Be utterly relentless, disciplined and intense in the pursuit of my goals
    3 entries . 41 cheers
    7 people
  3. 3. Earn and then give away £100 million to good causes over the course of my lifetime
    7 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Master the guitar
    1025 entries . 48 cheers
    487 people
  5. 5. Practice guitar 10,000 hours
    241 entries . 42 cheers
    26 people
  6. 6. Follow my daily routine
    1149 entries . 30 cheers
    8 people
  7. 7. Create my ideal physique
    34 entries . 26 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. Acquire absolute relative pitch
    18 entries . 7 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. Acquire perfect pitch
    11 cheers
    4 people
  10. 10. Learn 1,000 songs on guitar
    1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. Know one thousand guitar chord voicings
    43 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. Master "Far Beyond the Sun" by Yngwie Malmsteen on guitar
    81 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Master "Child in Time" solo on guitar
    76 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. Master "Now Your Ships Are Burned" by Yngwie Malmsteen on guitar
    23 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Master "Cavatina" on guitar
    103 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Master "Orient Blue" by Al Di Meola on guitar
    56 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Master "La Mariposa" by Francisco Tárrega on guitar
    8 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Master "Limehouse Blues" by Django Reinhardt on guitar
    15 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Acquire one million YouTube subscribers
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Reach and maintain optimum health and fitness levels
    7 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Track my exercise progress with RunKeeper
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Be self-sufficient and autonomous
    16 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Live at the speed of light
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Consistently and effectively multitask when and where possible
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. Regularly use mottos and phrases to help achieve my goals
    5 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Become a famous musician
    9 entries . 6 cheers
    80 people
  27. 27. Start a revolution
    5 cheers
    1,013 people
  28. 28. Write & record 700 albums - eventually make them all available as free downloads
    1 person
  29. 29. Create a free guitar camp - which provides the necessary resources, time, freedom & opportunity to guarantee virtuoso musicianship - for 100 aspiring guitarists/musicians who will help push the frontiers of the global guitar/music community
    2 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Create the largest guitar instruction resource on the web, and make it free
    3 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. Read 50,000 books
    3 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Run 15 miles a day through the New Forest (& live there)
    3 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Earn £5 million by 2020-2025
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  34. 34. Practise singing for 2,000 hours
    6 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. Practise the erhu for 1,000 hours
    1 cheer
    1 person
  36. 36. Study a map of the world for 1,000 hours
    1 entry
    1 person
  37. 37. Play Draw 'n Guess (or some such thing) with the lovely ooamaimomooo :3
    1 cheer
    1 person
  38. 38. Write a song inspired by The Monster of Malmesbury (neo-classical heavy metal style, baby)
    1 cheer
    1 person
  39. 39. Buy, maintain and look after 43Things, because Jeff Bezos seems more interested in curating Apollo jet engines than promoting real ambition (no offense, dude) ...and while we're at it, if you could lend me a couple billion, that'd be great too! kthx ^.^
    1 person
  40. 40. Complete 50,000 hours of study, practice and training
    2 cheers
    1 person
  41. 41. Write about my future aspirations
    7 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  42. 42. Become free from the human condition
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    1 person
Recent entries
A remedial routine.
-ad quod damnum. I hope it was worth it.

Completed:

GUITAR (10 hours)

The Best of Django Reinhardt: A Step-by-Step Breakdown… – 1 hour

Django Reinhardt: Know the Man, Play the Music – 30 minutes

Blues You Can Use – 15 minutes

Guitar Rockschool – 15 minutes

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Repertoire:

Far Beyond the Sun – 30 minutes

Now Your Ships Are Burned – 30 minutes

Echo Etude – 30 minutes

Bedroom Eyes – 30 minutes

Rising Force – 30 minutes

Child in Time (solo) – 30 minutes

Highway Star – 30 minutes

Burn – 30 minutes

I’ll See the Light Tonight – 15 minutes

Demon Driver – 15 minutes

Sweet Child O’ Mine – 15 minutes

Back in Black – 15 minutes

Icarus Dream Suite – 15 minutes

Moonlight Sonata – 10 minutes

Pirates of the Caribbean – 10 minutes

Cavatina – 10 minutes

Mazurka – 10 minutes

Orient Blue – 10 minutes

La Mariposa – 10 minutes

Nothing Else Matters – 10 minutes

Scar Tissue – 10 minutes

Dust in the Wind – 10 minutes

Pardon Me (acoustic) – 10 minutes

I Miss You (acoustic) – 10 minutes

Funeral of Hearts (acoustic) – 10 minutes

The Sacrament (acoustic) – 10 minutes

Heartache Every Moment – 10 minutes

In Joy and Sorrow – 10 minutes

Fade to Black – 5 minutes

Dreaming (intro) – 5 minutes

Prelude to April – 5 minutes

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MUSIC THEORY (1 hour)

Ear training – 30 minutes

Clef notes – 10 minutes

Fretboard – 10 minutes

Key signatures – 10 minutes

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OTHER (3 hours 10 minutes)

Whatever I feel like (these are, sadly, more indulgent times after all) – 1 hour 30 minutes

Study, research and investigation – 30 minutes

Books – 20 minutes

News – 15 minutes

English language study – 15 minutes

Mathematics study – 10 minutes

Popclogs updates – 10 minutes

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EXERCISE (1 hour 10 minutes)

Running (5 miles) – 40 minutes

Strength training – 30 minutes

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

MULTITASKING (12 hours 10 minutes) [also to be edited/reduced]

Listening to (exploring) music – 3.5 hours

Podcasts – 2 hours

Singing practice – 2 hours

Stretching – 1 hour 30 minutes

Hand strengthening – 40 minutes

Map study – 40 minutes

Feet/hand/leg/arm exercises – 30 minutes

Erhu practice – 30 minutes

Balance board – 30 minutes

Shaping nails (guitar) – 10 minutes

Respiratory exercises – 5 minutes

Exercise bike – 5 minutes

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Non-totals [Just for Record] ...or do I bother?

Sleep – 7 hours

Shower – 3 minutes

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Total – 27.5 hours

To whom it may concern, in light of the impending demise of the treacherous 43T, I shall be continuing the project of saving the world over at PopClogs. Peace and love, bruthas (and sisters. Godspeed, too).

http://www.popclogs.com/user/1046/creativeheart



master the guitar (read all 1025 entries…)
Some improv bits

First test recording of some improvised bits using my RME preamp + SM57, along with the POD X3. Bit too much gain and these weren’t high-end speakers but there you go. I need to get back to doing some line-in stuff with that thing. The fun is when I hook the SM57 up with the YJM100. :)

First RME/SM57 Improv.



Post my music of the moment.
Turn It Around by Tim McMorris

So I have this on auto-repeat lately: YouTube.

I’ve been going round the world
And I’ve been looking for revival
‘Cause what I see it’s critical
For all of our survival

People turning on each other
Love is put on a shelf
In exchange for some hate
And some greed to get wealth

The world’s become a crazy place
It’s every one for themselves
So go and grab all you can get
Because it’s gonna run out

We’ve been fed that lie so long now
That we believe without doubt
Seems it’s coming to a close before we figure it out

How many years will we live this way
We just sit back and hope one day
That all our cares will go away
And that everything will be ok

Without change, we can’t have satisfaction
Don’t tell me to relax when you won’t go take any action

But even with these problems, I’m the eternal optimist
I keep on pushin’ forward
When it hurts, and when I’m sick of it
I sit and then I think a bit
Get up again and recommit
To be a part of something that can bring about some benefit

Gotta bring change, from the inside out
Gotta stand up, lift our voice and shout
Gotta turn it around

From the streets of the cities, to the government games
From the homeless in the shelters to the buildings in flames
We gotta turn it around

From the prisons filled with people, money running the game
To the orphans round the world who need a family name
We gotta turn it around

From the women on the streets, who are lookìng for love
To the junkies who are trapped, tryin’ to give up the drug
We gotta turn it around

Have you ever looked outside and didn’t like what you see
Or am I the only one who sees the things we could be
If we would make more of an effort, then I think you’d agree
That we could make the world a better place, a place that is free

Life is really what you make of it, you gotta give and take a bit
Someone’s always up, and someone’s always in a pit
Someone has too much, and someone dreams of more
And someone’s wondering why they didn’t see this all before

And every now and then, someone comes to try and take me down
But I keep moving forward, try again, and rise up from the ground
And if I have to man, I’ll even will go another time around
Until I finally overcome, no more ties to keep me bound

Now I’m walking on the sound, with the music as my cover
Thought that I was out of tricks, look again, here’s another
Even with a thousand crashes, I will rise up from the ashes
And do something with my time before my eyes, my life flashes

Gotta bring change, from the inside out
Gotta stand up, lift our voice and shout
Gotta turn it around

From the streets of the cities, to the government games
From the homeless in the shelters to the buildings in flames
We gotta turn it around

From the prisons filled with people, money running the game
To the orphans round the world who need a family name
We gotta turn it around

From the women on the streets, who are lookìng for love
To the junkies who are trapped, tryin’ to give up the drug
We gotta turn it around



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