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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is an Extroverted Traveling Believer

I'm doing 33 things

claytondus's Life List

  1. 1. be a better friend
    6,275 people
  2. 2. love people more
    29 people
  3. 3. Read more books
    11,828 people
  4. 4. pay off debt and live debt free!
    53 people
  5. 5. take better care of my teeth
    1 entry
    573 people
  6. 6. lose 100 pounds
    1,949 people
  7. 7. run a 5k
    2,783 people
  8. 8. save six months wages
    1 person
  9. 9. Be more approachable
    118 people
  10. 10. complain less
    1,203 people
  11. 11. Speak French fluently
    2,308 people
  12. 12. learn Latin
    2,009 people
  13. 13. learn welsh
    277 people
  14. 14. Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese.
    46 people
  15. 15. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  16. 16. Become fluent in more than one language (including sign language)
    40 people
  17. 17. learn to play the organ
    116 people
  18. 18. learn to ride a motorcycle
    1,953 people
  19. 19. learn to fix my car
    83 people
  20. 20. speak well of others or not speak of them at all
    7 people
  21. 21. Give blood
    2,979 people
  22. 22. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    784 people
  23. 23. take dance lessons
    868 people
  24. 24. Overcome my fear of escalators
    20 people
  25. 25. LEARN CSS
    443 people
  26. 26. Learn Java
    727 people
  27. 27. Learn C or C++
    37 people
  28. 28. Master Python
    32 people
  29. 29. Learn shell scripting
    61 people
  30. 30. stop swearing
    911 people
  31. 31. build a workshop
    36 people
  32. 32. learn jazz piano
    155 people
  33. 33. Build a pipe organ
    4 people

How I did it
How to speak confidently in public
It took me
14 months
It made me

How to spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
It took me
3 years
It made me

Recent entries
Get organized and Stay organized!

This is a shameless plug for GTDinbox, a plugin for Firefox and Gmail that helps you apply some of the ideas in Getting Things Done by Dave Allen. I am interfacing with Gmail constantly, so this is a dream come true. Check it out at Organization is best served by a tool that you will actually use, so find one that works for you.

wake up when my alarm clock goes off
Work sucks

But you have to go. No stumbling into lecture in the real world. Put the alarm clock far from the bed, or even in the bathroom.

take better care of my teeth
better safe than sorry

When your dentist notices something, it’s in your best interest to take care of it soon. I had a molar cavity in October that I elected to put off, but the existing amalgam broke off last week. Going back in, I came millimeters short of needing a root canal to correct the rather advanced decay. Dental problems tend to get more severe, painful, and expensive (a root canal w/o insurance costs ~$700 US, not including the crown). I’m in the mood to take a more cautious approach. Happy flossing.

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