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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Margarita_67daysKeep a to-do list: Day 8

This goal is now on hold, since, as per my last post on the subject, I no longer see any benefit to keeping it up. 3 years ago


Margarita_67daysKeep a to-do list: Day 8

Feel pretty close to giving up on this goal. When I started, these are the benefits of keeping a to-do list I came up with:

1. I’ll have less mental stress

2. I’ll have the bigger picture of all the things I need to do and consequently, will be able to prioritize better.

3. I’ll have more room in my brain for other things.

4. Crossing things off is pretty gratifying.

5. I will probably accomplish more and have fewer things fall through the cracks.

Eight days later, I find that actually reflecting on this goal gives me more mental stress than the actual to-do list keeping relieves. I get very little satisfaction from crossing things off and not forgetting about certain things is the only benefit I get. In the past I only kept to-do lists where I was unusually overwhelmed (getting ready for a big trip, for instance) and had a million little things to do – since it’s not the case right now, I’m having a lot trouble motivating myself to keep this up. Will see how I feel about this in the next few days. 3 years ago


Margarita_67daysKeep a to-do list: Day 7

Five completed items in my Logbook today. The bad news is that 3 items I really wanted to check off today did not get done. The good news is I know what I’m doing tomorrow morning. 3 years ago


Margarita_67daysTo-do list: Day 6

Of all the new habits I’m trying to create, this is the one I’m having the hardest time with. The list is great for collecting all the things that I need to accomplish but the daily checklist does not seem to work for me. Turns out I don’t get that much satisfaction out of crossing things out, so I need to stop listing things that I know I will remember to do (like running, yoga and so on) and only list the things that I may forget to do. My list for tomorrow contains 6 such items. 3 years ago


Margarita_67daysDay 4

Got every single item on the today’s (albeit realistic) list checked of. That’s a first. 3 years ago


Margarita_67daysKeep a To-do list: Day 3

My to-do list for today contained 11 items, 7 of which I actually managed to complete. I’m really loving this Things app, have been entering new to-do items throughout the day – not to the Today‘s list mind you, I know better now. Some of them went into the Someday folder and most are still in the Inbox folder waiting to be sorted. All in all, I’ve come up with over 40 items in two days – there is NO WAY I could ever remember them all without the app, I feel more organized already. 3 years ago


Margarita_67daysKeep A To-do List: Day 2

Above is the screenshot of my to-do list on the Things app. For today, I have 14 things listed – wonder if I can manage to cross them all off. Will report on my progress at the end of the day on my blog: http://the67daysproject.com/ 3 years ago


Margarita_67daysKeep A To-do List Day 1: Planning

While I would l love to be one of these obsessive list makers, alas, keeping to-do lists does not come naturally to me. I’m more of a “I know what I need to get done and I don’t need a stupid list” kind of a person. Aka an “oh shit, I forgot to do x” kind of person. So, in the spirit of getting better, one habit at a time, I am now committing to keeping a to-do list for 67 days.

This is my list of reasons (lest I forget) why I’d like to keep a to-do list:

1. I’ll have less mental stress

2. I’ll have the bigger picture of all the things I need to do and consequently, will be able to prioritize better.

3. I’ll have more room in my brain for other things.

4. Crossing things off is pretty gratifying.

5. I will probably accomplish more and have fewer things fall through the cracks.

After researching iPhone to-do applications (I think I would do better with an app rather than with a good ol’ notebook), I’ve decided on the app called Things. I recently read about Things in Douglas Merril’s (he’s the former CIO of Google) book called “Getting Organized in the Google Era” where he referred to the app as the one he uses the most.

This is an excerpt from this app’s review on Macworld.com: “I’ve tried lots of different ways to track to-dos, but none of them really stuck before I started using Cultured Code’s $10 Things.” The app is not the cheapest, but if I end up using it everyday, it could be the best ten bucks I’ll ever spend. 3 years ago


Margarita_67days 3 years ago


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