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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Run 2 half-marathons in 2009 (read all 2 entries…)
Ran the Murfreesboro Half Marathon.

Completed in 2:20. And felt great!

Run 2 half-marathons in 2009 (read all 2 entries…)

I ran the Country Music Half Marathon in April….slow, but I finished.

Signed up for Murfreesboro Half Marathon on October 3….ran 11 miles this week so far.

work less, live more (read all 4 entries…)

Went on vacation with family for whole week to Seattle. Did not think of work at all.

Took pretty pictures of Mt. Rainier as well :)

work less, live more (read all 4 entries…)
DAY OFF! May 13

May not be huge, but a start.

work less, live more (read all 4 entries…)

It is 6:42 on a Friday night and I’m still working….Time for a new plan.

drink more water daily
The plan is...

1 full glass of water before coffee
1 full glass of water before lunch
1 full glass of water before bed

finish reading The Little Schemer
About 5 years ago....

I got to chapter 8, but I’ll have to start over since I’ve forgotten some. Hopefully it won’t take too long to get back.

"Clean sweep" my life to 100%
My baseline score is...


catalogue all my books on Library Thing
Starting up....

Signed up and put 12 books in…just a couple thousand more to go!

Read a book by an author for every letter of the alphabet
So far...

This was a goal from last year. I got stuck on E (Focault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco) so ended up moving on to another book.

A: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
B: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
C: Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriett Scott Chessman
D: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
E: Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
F: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
G: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (reading)

Next up…

H: The Great Fire by Shirley Hazard
I: A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving

Make a vision board!
My starting point...a blank board

so need to come up with the vision.

work less, live more (read all 4 entries…)
This is the GOAL that makes all the other goals possible for me

This week I’m going to work only 40 hours and plan my time.



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