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. facebook less
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  2. 2. Do the Couch to 5k running plan
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  3. 3. drink more water
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  4. 4. produce amazing marketing materials
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  5. 5. own my own home
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  6. 6. meditate
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Meditate, live in the moment, be mindful, whatever I want to call it...

Living in the moment comes quite easily to me i.e. I don’t plan ahead and can ‘go with the flow’ in a way that leaves other (more organised) people horrified. However I do find concentration and focus challenging, and I expend a lot of mental energy thinking about the future, the past, or other people, rather than thinking about myself.

I would like to train my mind and also I know it is very good for health, and in future, when I’m older, could be used to help prevent pain or overcome suffering. It’s a cunning thing to learn in advance of needing it.

own my own home

Really important to define what I want as a first step. It’s not easy because there always have to be compromises. I decided today not to compromise on outdoors space. In an environment of increasing food insecurity, I want to grow my own food and be as self-sufficient as possible. Not to mention that I love trees, and to be able to see the stars at night. Guess I’m moving out of London, then.

facebook less (read all 3 entries…)

Time tracking is scary. It tells me I spent 3 hours on facebook today, argh! What a waste of time. RescueTime is a great application though as it just tracks what websites you are on in the background.

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