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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I'm doing 25 things

zBrain's Life List

  1. 1. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  2. 2. get rid of all my clutter
    1,098 people
  3. 3. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  4. 4. meditate every day
    1 entry
    761 people
  5. 5. get in shape
    10,376 people
  6. 6. be a better father and husband
    1 cheer
    14 people
  7. 7. Read more books
    1 entry
    11,828 people
  8. 8. watch less tv
    1,946 people
  9. 9. Be a better friend
    6,275 people
  10. 10. be a better photographer
    1 entry
    421 people
  11. 11. be happy
    25,048 people
  12. 12. travel the world
    21,175 people
  13. 13. get a dog
    3,997 people
  14. 14. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  15. 15. make the world a better place
    812 people
  16. 16. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  17. 17. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  18. 18. make a smaller ecological footprint
    992 people
  19. 19. Be more spontaneous and creative
    353 people
  20. 20. live in the now
    152 people
  21. 21. Learn to play the piano
    8,219 people
  22. 22. help people who are not as fortunate as me
    1 cheer
    65 people
  23. 23. Find my purpose in life
    1 entry
    885 people
  24. 24. be organized
    1 entry
    698 people
  25. 25. make a difference in the world
    975 people

How I did it
How to become a morning person.
It took me
1 week
It made me

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Read more books
Less TV = More Books

TV certainly is the biggest killer of time and creativity. I have been watching less TV, giving me more time to read which in turn has helped me be more imaginative.

meditate every day
Your goals are connected... more than you think

I posted an entry about how I am now a morning person. The motivation to accomplishing that goal is that I wanted to find time to meditate – something that I used to do on and off a few years ago.

I can now proudly proclaim that I have been able to accomplish this goal. Of course it’s only been a little over a week, but because I can already see the benefits – more energy, clearer thinking, less frustrated, I’m calm and composed, less negative thoughts and more – I only see myself continuing to get better at this.

The nice by product of this goal is that I am in better control of my TV watching habits – I have not watched too much TV during this period. This should motivate me even more.

I know there is a ton of music for meditation out there, but BrainSync’s Deep Meditation is something that I found very helpful in getting my mind into a deep meditative state. This uses a scientifically proven technology called binaural beats that syncs both hemispheres of your brain. You can find more information about it here. There are other products like Holosyc, HemiSync, Insight CD etc etc..

Please note that I am not recommending this as something that might work for you, but merely stating that it has helped me. Maybe it will help you. Disclaimer… use at your own discretion.

become a morning person. (read all 2 entries…)
I have 'become a morning person' now...

For little over a week now, I have been able to wake up no later than 5.15 in the morning. So, what happened you ask? I re-read Steve’s post again, and this time at night, just before I went to bed.

After I read it, I sat there visualizing the entire scene – me waking up when the alarm went off, stretching, getting out of bed feeling fresh.

Believe it or not, I was up at 5.00 the next morning, and I have been able to do it every morning since. There have been days that I have felt tired earlier than usual, but I hit bed when I feel tired.

The key here is that you need to visualize yourself doing it, and believe in your body and mind.

I will keep you posted on how I am doing.

Two nice “side effects” of accomplishing this goal – I meditate everyday for 30 mins, and I watch less & less TV everyday – both goals of mine.

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