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. stop taking myself so serious
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  2. 2. Read more
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  3. 3. be active!
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  4. 4. play the guitar
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  5. 5. Write more
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play the guitar
Really now...

I guess it was 4 years ago, if not 5. My sweet sister made me an awesome birthday present: a folk guitar. Yes, I am a newbie to playing the guitar, but hell, I am big fan of guitar music. so I thought I’d find time to learn how to play it…

The plan worked just fine for 1, maybe 2 months. Then BAM laziness overdose and yeah, I’m back to square one. However, I want things to change and I will change them! No, I don’t want to start a band and no, I don’t want to write music. I just want to learn how to play some of my favorite songs.



be active!
Not a matter of health, but confidence

This October i’ll be 24 and i must admit i’m pretty much the stereotypical IT student: skinny, tall and lazy. Which is why last week I decided I should do my best and become more active, at least 5 days a week.

So far it worked perfectly until Friday. I did two sessions of exercises daily, one in the morning, one in the evening. Abs, lift-ups, push-ups, extensions, exercises for the back, for the legs, etc. + I went swimming on average 90 minutes/day.

Friday however Torchlight 2 was released (video game) and given the fact I have pre-purchased it months ago, I couldn’t resist. I had to play it and finish it. I did, but at the cost of my entire weekend. I guess now it’s time to get back on track, since the distraction went away. I hope the guilt of gaming the entire weekend will help me not do the same mistake again.



Read more
This is not a cliche, this is important.

There were many times in my earlier years when I thought “read more” is a must have item on my resolutions list. However, I never reached my expectations, until recently.

Some time ago I created an account at Goodreads.com
I don’t really care about its social aspects (people comparing their reading lists, stuff like that), I do however care about the fact that it’s a perfect way to track my reading progress and improvement as a reader.

In January I joined the “2012 reading challenge”, by promising I will read 50 books. With a heavy heart I admit I only read 10 so far. I currently read 3 books when I find the time, but still, I know there is no way to make it to 50 books by the end of the year.

HOWEVER, just yesterday I came across an awesome list of 80 books and novels that are available for FREE on the Internet. So I am making it my quest for these last months of 2012 and for 2013 also to read everything on this list.

It’s a long shot, but it’s an important shot.



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