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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Poolio




I'm doing 36 things
 

Poolio's Life List

  1. 1. Smile more
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    3,618 people
  2. 2. Stop spending money on things i dont need
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    104 people
  3. 3. stop saying it and just do it
    2 cheers
    114 people
  4. 4. Do something nice for someone, anonymously
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    166 people
  5. 5. stop drinking coffee
    1 cheer
    174 people
  6. 6. get my MCSE
    1 entry
    89 people
  7. 7. Eat fresh fruit every day
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. eat more natural foods
    2 cheers
    16 people
  9. 9. eat less processed food
    1 cheer
    106 people
  10. 10. Use my breathing technique to control my stammer
    1 cheer
    3 people
  11. 11. Remember that trying and failing can never feel as bad as not trying at all
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. be who im supposed to be
    1 cheer
    2 people
  13. 13. live right here, right now, like THIS IS IT
    3 cheers
    61 people
  14. 14. Vistit Florence
    1 cheer
    2 people
  15. 15. document, investigate and face my fears
    1 cheer
    2 people
  16. 16. Forgive my Dad
    1 cheer
    97 people
  17. 17. be honest with everyone including myself
    30 people
  18. 18. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    1 cheer
    7,414 people
  19. 19. Write & record a song
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    5 people
  20. 20. Practice my saxophone
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    4 people
  21. 21. Respect myself
    8 cheers
    177 people
  22. 22. Release a record
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    19 people
  23. 23. Take one day at a time
    7 cheers
    48 people
  24. 24. let people get to know me
    6 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. Challenge myself every day
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    20 people
  26. 26. Backup my PC
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. MAKE time for constructive activities
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,966 people
  29. 29. eat healthier
    2 cheers
    11,203 people
  30. 30. learn guitar
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    3,694 people
  31. 31. Waste less time doing nothing online
    2 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Save enough money to buy a house
    3 cheers
    9 people
  33. 33. Buy a house
    14,078 people
  34. 34. get up early
    330 people
  35. 35. open myself up to people more
    2 cheers
    32 people
  36. 36. Stop apologising for being me
    2 cheers
    5 people
Recent entries
Remember that trying and failing can never feel as bad as not trying at all
My favourite goal right now!

I love this goal, and I’m so glad I chose it. I think about this often every day, and it gives me a little spur to take that step and lose a bit of fear. Rock on.



get my MCSE
Another one bites the dust

Sorted. I passed my 70-293, so that’s five exams in total now. Just two more before the elusive MCSE, and a rapid exit stage left.



Do something nice for someone, anonymously
Started giving to random charities that take my interest

This is not really what I intended by this goal, but it counts! I’ve been giving random £20 donations to charities that I hear about or that catch my eye. It’s got to be something I’m genuinely interested in though. Cancer charities are a big one at the moment.



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