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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feels pretty good...

I'm doing 16 things

How I did it
How to save $10,000
It took me
10000 days
It made me
I saved ten grand

How to stop buying things
It took me
10 weeks
It made me

How to talk less
It took me
4 years
It made me

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Recent entries
get out of debt (read all 7 entries…)
Paid everyone I owed

I paid everyone except one uncle refused to take the money as it was a small amount from 19 years ago but I showed it to him and said take it take it so I did all I can do! Also we did not buy a house because of the debt and the riba so inshallah I am free of debt now and can mark it off.

Get my blue belt in Kuk Sool Won (read all 2 entries…)
so close

I was so close but I didn’t do it. I am going to try again this Monday to see if i can still enjoy these classes. I am really close, with luck I can do this thing even though I really just blew it off instead of trying my best last time.

learn arabic (read all 3 entries…)

Well it is depressing to see my goals from years ago when I do not take enough action to reach them. So please, self, do these things so you will not be depressed in a few years time:
1) work with Arabic writing book to improve handwriting- complete the book
2) Rosetta stone Arabic- complete level 1, 2 and 3
3) Use vocab books and grammar books
4) practice speaking
5) practice regularly
6) don’t slack off
7) don’t give up

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