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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is a little confused.

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stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
Oct. 04
I haven’t been on in a while.. but here I go.
  • Clean my room
  • Exercise
  • Finish project
  • Clean bathroom

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
September 05
Today I will :
  • Clean my room
  • Get new shoes (running or casual)
  • Talk to school counselor
  • Not stress the small stuff

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
september 04
  • clean my room
  • work on homework
  • practice guitar
  • get running shoes

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
strangely enough
The one day I don’t write a list is the day I get the most done.
today I:
  • went shopping
  • went for a bike ride
  • cleaned my room
  • ate healthy
  • practiced guitar
  • read

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
August 28
  • get drawing pencils
  • haircut
  • shopping
  • clean room

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
August 26
  • pick out outfit for tomorrow
  • clean room
  • exercise
  • pick up some drawing pencils
  • eat healthy
  • drink water

love myself (read all 3 entries…)
I've been feeling down lately..

and I don’t know how to bring myself back up.

keep a dream journal
I started doing this..

but than I just sort of stopped. I want to start again.. I’ll start today by writing down my dreams from last night.

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
August 22
  • Exercise
  • Go to the library
  • Eat healthy
  • Drink water
  • Take pictures
  • Clean my room

exercise regularly (read all 3 entries…)
15 minute bike ride today

Not bad, not good either. An improvement though! For the past week the only exercise I have had is DDR. Very minimal amounts too. It felt so good to go and get fresh air ! Ah, I need to do this more often. I love bike rides in the evening.

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
August 21
  • library
  • exercise
  • eat healthy
  • yoga
  • drink water
  • take some pictures

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
I've done this before,

but I don’t think I took the time to actually appreciate each one as I wrote it. I just sort of wrote a list to say I’ve done it. This time, I want to make each thing it’s own entry so I can write about why I like it and include pictures. I think it’ll let me appreciate it more. Which is sort of the point, isn’t it?

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
Okay, well these are my goals for the near future.
Like the next 1 or 2 months.
  • Get a job
  • Exercise more
  • Spend less time on the computer
  • Practice guitar more

I’m sure there’s more, but I just don’t want to finish
the list right now. Procrastination? Yes.

Okay here’s my to do list for today:
  • Clean my room
  • Exercise
  • Write
  • Go to the library
  • Eat healthy

I totally forgot about going to library yesterday. And exercise? Totally didn’t happen.

beat social anxiety
I was reading up on it the other day

and sort of noticed how many symptoms I have of social anxiety. I rather be alone most of the time, I get nervous talking to strangers, my heart beats really fast whenever the phone rings, I blush easily, I avoid social contact, and I hate answering the door.

Although it may not be as severe as other people may have it, I really would like to put an end to it before it gets any worse. I’m entering a new school this month and it’s going to be difficult for me. I’m going to have to push myself hard to get out there and be social and make friends.

My goal is by February (6 months), the symptoms I listed will be gone, or at least very minimal.

Read more books
I love reading

and it’s not a problem for me to finish a book in a period of time. Heck, most of the time I rather be in bed with my cats reading a good book. The only problem is actually getting to the library and getting the books I want to read. I’m not sure why, but the library makes me feel anxious. Maybe because it’s so quiet? I don’t know.

get a job (read all 2 entries…)
It's been two months..

and I still don’t have a job. However, my friends have started getting jobs and telling me how much cash they have, and it really motivated me to go out there and apply.

Although, I don’t want it to interfere with my school work.

go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
This is definitely a long term goal..

since I’m too young to even get my license yet. I’ve always thought that once I graduate in the summer I will do this. I most likely won’t end up doing it, but it’s still something to look forward to.

learn french
Being able to speak another language

would be such an accomplishment. Not just knowing the basics, but knowing how to speak it fluently and not even think of what a word means. I only know the basics so far, but I’m in high school so I will learn French there. I’m going to try extra hard to pay attention in class and study.

appreciate the small things in life
It isn't about..

having what you want, it’s wanting what you have.
I tend to always look for the negatives in my life and try to improve them, and once I have improved it, I look for something else to improve. I think life is more just being happy with what you have and appreciating it.

exercise regularly (read all 3 entries…)
I need to work on this.

I always put it off. I need to start making it a priority.

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