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 8 things

How I did it
How to dance freely
It took me
3 days
It made me
feel free!

How to get a PhD
It took me
7 years
It made me
deeply satisfied.

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watch less tv
Get rid of the TV!’s the only way I could watch less TV. After the first hideous effort, no willpower required. Mind you, for a while you get TV cravings, just like any other addiction – a real YEARNING, like a physical hunger, for the total holiday from your own mind that so much TV provides. Books are a good methodone equivalent here.

write a book
first month

For the first month I’ll just aim at doing two hours a day on it. This first month is about having fun— reading over what I’ve done so far, and then planning out the main themes of the remaining chapters.

work regular hours
each morning at home

To start with, I want to work on money-earning stuff for two hours each morning, and on finishing the book for two hours each morning, except for days when I’m working away from home. I can have one day a week ‘off’ from this routine, if I want to. I’ll start with trying to do this for one month.

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