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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Paul Cushworth




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Paul Cushworth's Life List

  1. 1. learn kung fu
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    804 people
  2. 2. Take up parkour
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    181 people
  3. 3. Try out 43 Things
    2 entries
    3,237 people
  4. 4. increase my income
    1 entry
    105 people
  5. 5. network more with people
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    124 people
  6. 6. Get more sleep
    1 cheer
    4,456 people
  7. 7. have better posture
    7,984 people
  8. 8. study more
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,456 people
  9. 9. Practice Yoga
    4 cheers
    4,263 people
  10. 10. see the northern lights
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    19,121 people
  11. 11. hug more trees
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    8 people
  12. 12. go to the gym regularly
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    820 people
  13. 13. learn to drive like Jason Bourne
    2 cheers
    3 people
  14. 14. go hiking more often
    118 people
  15. 15. learn free running
    1 entry
    19 people
  16. 16. go to New York
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    2,152 people
  17. 17. be able to do chin ups
    1 entry
    5 people
  18. 18. save money
    2 cheers
    16,497 people
  19. 19. do more study
    1 entry
    7 people
  20. 20. live in the wilderness
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    136 people
  21. 21. Design and build my own house
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1,769 people
  22. 22. stretch more
    1 entry
    126 people
  23. 23. write a blog
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    358 people
  24. 24. learn to touch type
    334 people
  25. 25. drink more water
    2 cheers
    20,184 people
Recent entries
Study more
My Tips for Studying more

- Make sure you always have some reading with you, either a book, paper, magazine, or an e-reader/tablet. Having a PDF which you can email around, add to Dropbox etc. lets you read whenever you are at a computer, on a ipad/iphone etc.
- If you catch public transport, try to read then.
- Read the contents, and skim the index of any books you are reading, then do a quick skim/speed read of the text. If you are reading a PDF, you can get Acrobat to flip through the pages real quick automatically. I do this a few times, as fast as I can, then settle down to read in more detail
- Take breaks every 45mins or so
- Write notes, highlight, mindmap, as you read, but don’t worry too much about following a strict form, just doodle as you go. You’ll want to go back an rewrite more formal notes or mind maps to reinforce your studying anyway.



network more with people (read all 2 entries…)
Technology to help networking

I’ve made a fair bit of progress on this goal, but more to go. I’m making more use of technology, but still need to follow up with firming the relationships in the ‘real world

Steps I’ve taken
- Updated my LinkedIn profile, and added connections, especially with vendors etc. for work
- Become more active on Twitter
- Experimenting with FourSquare, and Sonar.me (awesome btw)
- Create additional basic profiles on about.me, and flavours.me



buy a NAS (read all 2 entries…)
Bought one

Just rediscovered 43things after a random email appeared in my inbox. Well, in the spirit of 43things, I thought I’d update some of my ‘things’ after 3 years.

So I bought a NAS, only recently though. Seagate GoFlex Home – very happy so far, works out of the box, but you can also pretty easily connect to it and muck around if hacking and linux is your thing.



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