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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david watterson

I'm doing 11 things

How I did it
How to write a novel
It took me
31 days
It made me

Recent entries
Forgiving myself

I have the most trouble forgiving myself for my mistakes, and boy I’ve made a lot of them. Every now and then though I can be at peace with myself, and it’s a wonderful feeling.

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)

Wow! Great idea.
The first 10 of 100
1. My family
2. Reading
3. Writing
4. Friends
5. Movies
6. Music
7. Art
8. Sushi
9. Running Water
10. Puppies

Keep a journal

I have journals all over the place. I keep one going for a few months and then set it aside and forget about it. A few months later I start again. I draw pictures, write fiction, compose poetry, whatever. Most of the time I know it won’t make sense to anyone but me, and then sometimes I can’t make much sense of what I write myself, but it’s worth it. It helps to put things down on paper so you can see your thoughts and feelings, instead of ruminating endlessly on them.

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