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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abigail2004's Life List

  1. 1. Make a quilt
    1,241 people
  2. 2. get a hobby
    1 cheer
    265 people
  3. 3. learn saxophone
    3 cheers
    43 people
  4. 4. live simply
    1 cheer
    3,222 people
  5. 5. organize my photos
    1,253 people
  6. 6. visit more museums and galleries
    1 cheer
    69 people
  7. 7. do something spontaneous
    2 cheers
    109 people
  8. 8. learn to speak Twi
    1 entry
    80 people
  9. 9. spend less time on the internet
    1 entry
    1,064 people
  10. 10. Become closer to Christ
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    47 people
  11. 11. spend less money
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    975 people
  12. 12. Save money
    16,491 people
  13. 13. live by the sea
    3 cheers
    533 people
  14. 14. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  15. 15. Be more organised
    1 cheer
    734 people
  16. 16. learn more science
    9 people
  17. 17. sell a piece of art
    54 people
  18. 18. paint a mural
    321 people
  19. 19. become fluent in spanish
    1 cheer
    2,518 people
  20. 20. be a better communicator
    49 people
  21. 21. keep a gratitude journal
    190 people
  22. 22. sell my art
    648 people
  23. 23. become a millionaire
    1,919 people
  24. 24. have multiple streams of passive income
    419 people
  25. 25. improve my public speaking skills
    522 people
  26. 26. move out
    1 cheer
    3,451 people
  27. 27. paint more
    4 cheers
    1,446 people
  28. 28. get out of debt
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    12,271 people
  29. 29. learn to make mosaics
    1 cheer
    21 people
  30. 30. To live instead of exist
    1 cheer
    11,477 people
  31. 31. live in Brazil
    1 cheer
    125 people
  32. 32. help the homeless
    2 cheers
    176 people
  33. 33. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  34. 34. Learn to say no
    2 cheers
    1,336 people
  35. 35. eat healthier food
    403 people
  36. 36. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  37. 37. learn to play the saxophone
    223 people
  38. 38. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  39. 39. forgive
    1 cheer
    1,036 people
  40. 40. make a difference
    2 cheers
    7,137 people
  41. 41. Learn to play the piano
    1 cheer
    8,219 people

How I did it
How to keep negative people out of my life
It took me
10 years
It made me

How to stop caring what other people think of me
It took me
14 years
It made me

How to control my jealousy
It took me
4 years
It made me

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stop being lazy

Laziness is a state of being, not an action or a lack of those.
You are a creator, always active.

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Sadly and embarrassingly, it was in a club. Intoxicated, probably.
But I was just as much in control as the person I did it with.
I enjoyed it.
I learned from it.
I thought about it.
I realise how beautiful and sensual it was. I vowed to do it more just as long as I enjoy it and the person I’m doing with it does too

be less arrogant
Note to self

You really are not unstoppable as you think you are and you are not as amazing in the eyes of others are you may think.
Arrogance just like lack of confidence is fixated on what others may think or in the least bit, manipulating others so that they think of us what we pretend to think of ourselves.

I am not one thing. I am a collection of different attributes and qualities. Most of all, I am adaptable. Arrogance is stagnant, it’s stuck, it remains.

Being able to say ‘I’m sorry, yes it was me, yes that was my fault, i could do better’ sets one of a more adaptable and humble path.

The humble one who can be exceptionally brilliant but incredibly lowly about it triumphs over the one who is secretly mediocre but flaunts as if they are unstoppable.

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