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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I'm doing 12 things

legion's Life List

  1. 1. stop smoking
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,499 people
  2. 2. finish decorating my flat
    1 entry
    12 people
  3. 3. finish my paintings
    2 entries
    35 people
  4. 4. learn how to play guitar well
    17 people
  5. 5. record my songs
    159 people
  6. 6. finish writing my book
    522 people
  7. 7. start my business
    114 people
  8. 8. move to Edinburgh
    23 people
  9. 9. get a whippet
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    1 person
  10. 10. get the body that I want
    1 person
  11. 11. sort out my finances
    112 people
  12. 12. go to Tokyo
    342 people
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finish my paintings (read all 2 entries…)

So the flexible target totally failed. Have progressed somewhat on the paintings but nowhere near as much as I would have liked to. A lot of painting on and scraping off has been happening. Not going to give myself a deadline here. It’ll be finished when its finished.

stop smoking
Bloody Hell!

So after a total of 17 hours I broke and bought myself some baccy, paper and a box of matches and smoked one ciggie. WEAK! WEAK! WEAK! I hate it when I’m like this. I hate not being in control and I hate that tobacco has so much control over me. Fuck. I can feel the baccy there, in my pocket. I want to throw it out but I haven’t yet, what’s that all about? Right, thats it, its going in the bin.

finish my paintings (read all 2 entries…)
Cheap bithdays

I need to get these done. They are birthday presents. For a 40th and a 31st. The preliminary underpainting is done on both of them but I need to really crack on with the major work of getting them finished.

I’m going to give myself a flexible target of around 3 weeks for each one.

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