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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Python + Django web dev, starting a business

I'm doing 32 things

How I did it
How to start my own business
It took me
10 days
It made me
Deeply proud

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Reduce the clutter in my life
Phone a Friend

I had boxes stacked everywhere that I used to have a good reason to keep around, but no longer do. I also didn’t feel like spending a couple painful hours not doing anything to directly accomplish my goals. (And if I would have, wouldn’t I have just been procrastinating something more important?)

Advice: get a friend to help you out. That’s how “I” did it. We were able to chat about other things while Getting It Done. He was happy to help me out, and I was happy to get rid of all this crap (or at least put the stuff worth keeping out of the way).

P.S. Thank you, Michael!

Have integrity
Worth it... barely

I’m the only person I know who never cheated in college.

I don’t think our professors seriously expected us not to work on take-home midterms and finals in groups. I never did, unlike my fellow students. My GPA suffered, and I probably learned less.

That said, I acted as any great, self-respecting Philosopher would, and of this I am quite proud.

I have integrity.

stop negative self-talk
It's All About Nietzsche

Read Nietzsche and practice self-reverence. I’d start with “Thus Spake Zarathustra” and follow it up with “Beyond Good and Evil.”

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