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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  1. 1. learn to drive
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  2. 2. save some money
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    320 people
  3. 3. go travelling
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  4. 4. Get better at guitar
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How I did it
How to be myself
It took me
2 years
It made me
happy within

How to learn to love myself
It took me
5 years
It made me
feel loved! :)

How to stop worrying about what other people think
It took me
5 years
It made me
feel free

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learn and practice yoga (read all 5 entries…)
Moving on to next goal - keeping up practice :)

This goal was called ‘learn and practice yoga’. I feel like I am now over the initial stage, having gone to yoga class once a week for over 7 months. I will therefore change my goal to ‘keep practising yoga’ or something similar.

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Six months of yoga :)

I have started to do a few other things as well now; I’m reading more again and I’ve been practicising the guitar again, but I am still sticking religiosly to my once-a-week class. If I can’t go on Tuesday, I’ll go on Friday, and I have not missed a week in ages, except for a couple f times when I was off work with a cold! I think that’s a fair excuse :) apart from that, I still love it and I know I will definitely keep going once a week at least! It’s great, I have really found something I enjoy – I don’t even have to make myself go, I always feel like I really want to keep this up, so it hasn’t ben hard work sticking to this routine. I guess it’s true, when you find a sport that really sits you, you are more likely to keep up the motivation. :)

learn and practice yoga (read all 5 entries…)
New Routine

Went three times a week for two weeks in a row, and felt amazing. Not been so happy in a long time. Then didn’t go at all for a week – had just started a new job, training was stressful, had to help my brother move. Not good.
But now, by Wednesday of this week, I have at least managed one yoga session at home. My goal was to go three times a week. I now want to manage at least twice, and practise three times if I can. There is a yoga class near my workplace which I want to join. Then that would already be one of my sessions, and I could do another one at home ( for free weekly lesson), and there’s still free yoga on weekends near where I live – but only for as long as the summer, and I don’t always manage to get up that early on a weekend ;)

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