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 13 things
Recent entries
toilet train my cat
Didn't work

Got them on the toilet seat trying their hardest but the poops would land on the seat or the floor, and I got fed up.

We now have them pooch on the porch (ok, in a litter box on the porch).

Get organized
Been trying

A couple months ago I started getting organized again – with the help of my nagging wife. I feel like I used to be organized at some point, but then all chaos broke out. I was ok with the chaos, but now with a family coming, it’s time to get back on the “got it together train”.

One of my techniques so far as been to be symbolically incorporate little snipets of organized being into my daily routine. For instance, when I sign my name on credit card receipts, I used to just scribble something. Now I form every letter carefully, taking my time to get it right.

Of course the biggest challenges are:
1-mail, bills, etc.
3-putting shit away when i get home intead of throwing it around
4-scheduling social activities ahead of time
5-long term planning

eat less sugar
Doing it

I’ve been doing it for months now. Zero tolerance for soda, doughnuts, sugar-based treats (except dark chocolate and occassional fro yo).

Also been excercising and eating healthy food and lost 12 pounds!


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