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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puzzlingthroughThe Time Change

has helped reinforce this goal. This morning I was up at 5:30 with little resistance. 8 years ago

puzzlingthroughThis Is Going Well

I’m going to leave it as a goal, because it really helps to have a reminder. Otherwise I tend to slip into nights that are too late, and not enough sleep. 8 years ago

puzzlingthroughGetting to Bed

at a decent hour is the key to meeting this goal. Keeping track of my nightly bedtime and waking hours helps too. I have made considerable progress. This summer I was staying up until 2-4 a.m. almost every night, and then sleeping until nine or ten a.m. I am now in bed between 9:30 p.m. and midnight.

In bed by 10 p.m. and up by 5-5:30 a.m. works the best. I get a lot of work done in the early morning hours. I always think I can stay up late and get work done, but the quantity and quality of the work aren’t what I expect from myself. 8 years ago

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