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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JosephSit down, shut up, and finish one!

I’ve recently started producing music as a kind of outlet between study sessions and work (and its helped reduce stress significantly). The trouble is, I have yet to finish a track, and I’m up to five different tracks now and I really would like to finish one. So, I’m going to resist the urge to start a new track as best as I can, and finish what I’ve started, if only one of them. Wish me luck! 18 months ago


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Good for you! Glad you found a way to do what you wanted to do and didn’t give up on yourself!


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Self-help books are terrible and mindless. If you will allow me to make some suggestions, here are a few books I read that I loved:
From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (this is a VERY long book though, so I would wait on that one)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

These are all fiction. They are diverse in their subjects, are well written, and are entertaining reads. When choosing a book, think about things you like, and go for it. There are books of fiction written on every subject out there, from normal everyday life, to the future, to adventure, everything. Self help books are very cut and dry. Probably you’ll learn more life lessons from the characters in works of fiction, and they’ll mean more to you later on.

Good luck to you, and good reading! 22 months ago


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Wanted to send you a pm, but I guess you don’t have messages enabled. Just wanted to say you have an awesome picture and a cool goal! Not sure if actual physical shifting is possible, since it would violate a lot of natural laws (physics major here), but it would be groundbreaking in human biology if you actually could do it. Sorry, I’m rambling, anyway, cool picture, cool goal, good luck to you! 22 months ago


Josephtwo steps forward...

I feel like anytime I make significant progress in my physique, I stop doing anything with it for a while, and the get back into it. I never fall too far backwards, but it makes the process of getting in shape even longer. As far as that goes, I am in shape. My cardio could be better and my muscles need to be stronger to engage in parkour, but I am in good physical condition. The problem I have is, something will come up, I miss the gym for a week because of it, and then I slack off and miss it for even longer. What I need to do, is to sit down and plan my week out and say “okay, I am free at these times during the week, so I will work out at these times.” Any one else have any other advice or input? 22 months ago


JosephMy reasoning:

I have two big exams coming up: calc II, and physics. I need to have clarity of mind in order to pass these exams, and I can’t have that if I indulge in these things. It will be very hard, but I think I should be able to do it. I don’t have any addictions to drugs or tobacco, as I try to avoid frequent use of them. Alocohol and video games are going to be a stretch, especially since I get a drink whenever I go out, so I probably won’t be going out until after exams. As for the sex, that will really be hard, and I don’t think my gf is going to like it very much, but…I’ll make it up to her afterwards, somehow. Let the insanity commence. 22 months ago


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I like playing the trombone, and I like the music from The Legend of Zelda. What more incentive do I need? 2 years ago


JosephUntitled

Awesome goal! I highly recommend The Great Escape! 2 years ago


JosephAwesome!

I’m working on this too! The trick that helps me (or rather helped before things got crazy) is to set aside a certain time of the day each day to write. If I go beyond that time, so much the better, but I don’t allow myself to go below it. Of course, having a page limit is probably just as good as a time limit so you should be fin there.
Also, make sure you have an outline. I started without one and, well let’s just say it was unwise.
Good luck to you! 2 years ago


JosephMe too...

I’ve been biting my nails since I was a kid, and I have not been able to stop ever. Although, I have noticed that if I chew gum while I’m sitting still (which is the only time I bite my nails), then I don’t bite my nails, since something else is already in my mouth. Perhaps that might help you?

Good luck! 2 years ago


JosephUntitled

This is totally worth doing! Good luck! 2 years ago


JosephWhich way will you go?

If you’re going to the future: say hello to the ant overlords for me!

If you’re back to the past a long time ago: say hello to Darth Vader for me!

Otherwise: Good luck on your
mutli-dimensional quest! 2 years ago


JosephTrue!

That’s very true! It will also, however, give me the chance to help them figure out what they’re doing wrong, which to me is worth all the hard hours I put into the class.

Thanks for the compliment!


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Joseph 2 years ago


JosephHa!

Just found out I got a 90 on the final, and only needed a 58 to pass, f@#& yeah! Now I just have to wait for the official grade to come out, but I should pass with a high C! I feel like dancing or standing on my head! 2 years ago


JosephUntitled

Thanks for the tip, that actually really helps and It would be very easy for me to work that into the story without too much trouble. Right now the book doesn’t have much of a title, but the working title for it is ‘American Odyssey.’ It’s about a private detective who has to conquer himself or else fall forever into despair.
(spoiler: he eventually does conquer himself. I’m not that cruel and besides, no one wants to read that story)
Good luck to you on your book as well! 2 years ago


JosephUntitled

Awesome list of books you’ve read! I’ve got quite a reading list myself, but I haven’t gotten much of it read, being in class at the moment. Still, term ends in two weeks, good time to start right?
Good luck to you! 2 years ago


JosephUntitled

There are so many good things out there to buy, it makes it near impossible to save money. I’m bad about it myself. My only advice to you would be to set a goal for yourself. For example: save X amount of money by June, or whenever.
Best of luck to you! 2 years ago


JosephUntitled

Awesome, I’m working on this myself! An hour a day is a good start I think, though I usually go WAY over that mark when I do write (I tend to get carried away with it). Also, I find that listening to music while writing helps me get into it easier, maybe you could try that?
Best of luck to you! 2 years ago


JosephUntitled

I’ve decided that I’m doing this. When the fall term comes around, I’m doing this. I f I have to take out a loan to do it so be it, but I’m doing this in the fall term. Period. 2 years ago


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