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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read Control Theory by William Glasser
Started this today

I read the first 3 chapters.

We are driven to satisfy our basic psychological needs which are encoded in our genes:
The need to belong—to love, share, and cooperate
The need for power
The need for freedom
The need for fun

There is a constant conflict between our separate needs, which we have to resolve.

We have to “respect and not frustrate others in fulfilling what is basic to them”.

We all have a bank of pictures or perceptions in our heads of things that we believe will satisfy our needs, and we seek the real-life versions of these pictures.

eat healthy (read all 3 entries…)
First day

I had my first go at making socca for lunch. Next time, make batter a bit thinner so it spreads more easily in the pan, divide batter in half and cook in two batches. Let the batter rest at room temperature too.

I bought some brazil nuts from the bulk bins, and had 2 as a snack mid-afternoon. The socca kept me satisfied throughout the afternoon, it seems as filling as my usual flatbread.

Savoury French toast for tea.

eat healthy (read all 3 entries…)
Go nuts

I’m going to eat more nuts, starting today, starting with 2 Brazil nuts a day…increase later to 42g a day.

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