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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Matthew Jordan

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find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Idea Spaces

I am grateful for idea spaces. Places where you can exchange ideas and have those ideas evolve before your very eye/mind lol!



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Change

It makes me happy to see things are changing everyday in the world. It is a constant reminder that my life that does not need to static, and if fact if it were that would merely be an illusion/



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Decisions

What makes me happy is that I am willing to make my choices and live with the consequences. They’re so many people out there who find it difficult to make a choice, especially the hard ones. In order to move forward and learn you have to make your choices and live and learn from them.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Crazy people!

What truly makes me happy are the crazy people in my life who really care lol.



Have $1 Million net worth (read all 3 entries…)
Savings & Investment Plan

I have a new investment and savings plan, I thing I’ll give a test for the next two or three months so I can tweak it.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Fresh air.

I am just glad I can get up every morning just be able to breathe. Nothing like fresh, clean air.



save (read all 2 entries…)
Learnt a lot!

I realized I need to be more flexible and dynamic but I still wanted to save. I so I’ve decided to adjust my budget from month to to month, whilst keeping my long term goals in mind.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Meeting new people

Meeting new and interesting people is always a great experience!



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Choices

The fact that every single second of every day we have choices to make. Whether we realize that or not is a different story. What I love about this is, our choices allows us to plot what ever course in life we choose lol.



build a career (read all 8 entries…)
Member of the team

I’m now a permanent member of the team, eh!!! Now the real work begins.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Taste of victory

I love the taste of victory after a bitter defeat, lol. It’s the breakfast of champions. But seriously there is nothing more difficult than stepping back up, after a failure. I just need to remember no matter what to keep walking, lol. And you too.



learn to edit in vim (read all 2 entries…)
Intermediate Level

I’ve now reached a point where I can work with multiple vim windows and editing modes. Vim is pretty cool when you get to know it. The only thing I haven’t found though is how to start a terminal session in vim. But otherwise it’s definitely a good alternative to using nano and sometimes emacs.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
The Information Age.

What makes me happy is the fact that I have been born into the information age. A world of information is just a mouse click or keyboard press away and I love it. I can learn what ever I need and if I need more detailed information I just find a database that carries it.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
Opportunities

The world is just full of opportunities waiting to be discovered. Just thinking about it get me exited. I am always thinking about what I’m going to do next lol.



learn to edit in vim (read all 2 entries…)
Bsic commands

I’ve learned some basic vim command like moving around, opening files etc. So I think I’m starting to become a bit more comfortable. It’s not to my taste, but at the same time it’s not to bad.



master emacs (read all 4 entries…)
Wow

I’m a point where using emacs is almost second nature. I think about what I want to do, and the commands just come. Loving this.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 38 entries…)
A chanllange.

There is nothing like a challenge that appeals to you in such a way, that it’s almost as if it’s calling you. Today I encountered many challenges, and guess what! I faced them head on, cause that’s who I am.



master emacs (read all 4 entries…)
Emacs on the command line (ncurses)

I used Emacs on the command line, and it really felt natural, the command line and the GUI really aren’t that different. Notwithstanding the fact that Emacs is a very powerful tool, I hardly had to leave it for most of my work. I soo need to discover other interesting modes lol.



build a career (read all 8 entries…)
Live coding

I finally got access to my full credentials today. So I now have access to the full code repository. I practically spent the whole day using emacs, screen, ssh, less, and perl -d. The code that I have studied thus far is pretty straight forward, I just have spend some time and study the rest lol. Can’t wait for Monday.



save (read all 2 entries…)
Financial Plan

New financial plan in place. I had to remodel my financial plan to take into account recent changes, financial got around to doing that lol.



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