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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quitejadedLook Awesome

It feels good and makes you look awesome.

I think the key is this:

“Just do it” attitude + Awareness

I have the just do it attitude. It came from years of realizing the pain of procrastinating is not worth the enjoyment of the moment. And there can be enjoyment while doing work (especially when it is work related to your interests and personal goals). Once you get emotionally driven by your goals - you’ve overcome the biggest hurdle.

Now, I need to have awareness. Sometimes you just drift off and oh, look where the time went!! I need to increase my awareness…

Updates to come (really). 2 years ago

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focus_tiger 2 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!Off the hook productive :D

Seeing a new girl. Its been amazing :) so happy.

Car is in top notch shape (just needs to be detailed)

Im at The Indianapolis Museum of Art for an Art class and meeting a friend in the cafe for lunch and some wine. Speaking of drinking I have only drank once in over 3 weeks!! im makin great progress on things.

Bills are paid and I been tutoring a new client at 20 bucks an hour and have had three appointments committed to and met by me :) now we are on a set schedule for the rest of the school year!! A couple more clients and basically I work for myself.

weeeeeeeeee!! 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!fri-sun


the mechanic brings my car over here, we go to the atm to get him cash.
I need groceries.
I Need to print and fill out a form to get a replacement license plate and drop it off to the bmv.
I need to write and mail a letter to a judge in california, it needs to get there asap.
I need to tidy up the house, set up an appointment to tudor a womens 15 yr old in algebra and english.
I need to go for a jog.
I need to list my car on craigslist just to see what offers I get.
I need to go to the dealership and see what they would give me on a trade in to pay off my loan and leave with another car and possibly no loan.
I need to cook healthy.


I spend all day dropping off applications because i too need a job BAAAAAADLY.
I will take any job right now just to work and be around people. i will drop off a ton of apps at the mall. holiday season coming up SOMEBODY should hire me


in between all this ill be writing in my goal oriented site on 43Things to stay on track, mark my progress and keep moving forward. I go to church in the morning, will stick around to meet people, introduce myself to the pastor, connect with a small group and set up a time to meet for a mens bible study. then I watch football all day and continue filling out apps i picked up so i can turn them in

thats not much is it? there is room to add more. like reading, calling friends, possibly seeing whats up with my closest loved one here in Indiana. I really wish we would connect 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!i got my car towed

its being fixed right now. Its the son in law of my neighbor taking it to his shop. It should be back to me around 7pm. this is a good thing. 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!I can do this

I have a mechanic coming to look at my car today. They will tow it to their shop for free and get it fixed. I will have the money to pay them tomorrow for parts. I can do this.

I am going to make this right. I will get that car working, I will get a job at the mall, I will make it right with the girl I love (if only she would be willing to communicate, reading each others blogs is not communication). I want to make you happy.

I am the man you loved. The man who loves your kisses. The man who loves to show you affection, make you smile and lean on my strength if you ever need it. All I ask for is communication.

Car fixed, applications at the mall this week, all week and going back in all day every day until someone hires me. I dont care what the pay is. Its a job and a man should always generate income and be reliable.

I can do that. I will not drink. I will never drink again. I have the support of a few friends, some resources being researched with me. Money still coming in every week until I am hired and will work all day every day to make the money necessary to provide. I have the energy. I have the willingness. I have faith that I can.

Only a month left of class this semester and its working man Derrick all over again. 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!great book to revisit

“Who moved my Cheese?” By Spencer Johnson

Amazing. Can read the entire thing in 90 minutes and it will change your life, or your career, or your mindset and perspective on life and change.

I read it 10 years ago and I am re-reading it now. It seems as if my cheese has been moved and I am in need of finding new cheese. lol

“If you do not change, you can become extinct” -Spencer Johnson 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!15 places to sell photos 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!time to get my research on once again

1. tons of avenues to look into for selling photography (found a really cool site that offers many many places to sell my photos online)
2. need to go through all my artwork and see which ones are not on and add my detailed descriptions of all of them.
3. Calculate how many weeks I have left of Unemployment benefits and do something with my artsy self.
4. Go for a jog
5. Clean the apt.
6. Make necessary phone calls
7. Catch up on school work
8. Check dates for registration for next semester
9. (none of your business)
10. put up flyers for my missing dog
11. Get cat liter that doesnt freakin stink
12. do the dishes
13. Write some short stories while at home wondering “what the hell should I be doing to best explore myself, develop myself, market that and deliver on it”
14. Find places to sell short stories
15. try my hand at some drawing with pencil or crayon or whatever
16. Make over my apt to WORK for me
17. Organize my bills and due dates (again)
18. Shut up and DO IT.
19. pray
20. have on productive music all day
21. put some posters and pictures up in my place, finally 3 years ago

KayWiki 3 years ago

Ken Chen 5 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!finally

I get an extra 200 a month from the government for now.

They also payed for school and my books.

Tell me its not shockingly productive to get the government to open their wallet and say “here Derrick, here’s $1400 bucks for school, oh and keep the rest. Oh and by the by, since you cant seem to find a job heres some weekly money to get you going. We will give you the state maximum.

Hey Derrick, since its a nice day out how about we finally stop taking taxes out and just give you 390 a week starting today.”

i said… “like a boss” 3 years ago

Kelefei 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!still, always

Moved into new apartment (will save hundreds on rent and utilities)

one week into a new College Semester (awesome)

applications in to Banks (will redo my resume today and get out MANY MANY more applications to Banks across Central Indiana, i dont care what bank I work for so long as I get my foot in the door to the financial industry. Id love to help people and be a young banker)

Quit drinking booze, this friday will be 3 weeks of no booze (heck yeah!!)

quit drinking energy drinks as well (good decision)

Growing friendships with new people (locally)

re-building friendships with people from states I used to live in (support and prayers no matter where it resides is fantastic)

Approved for financial aid, meaning school and books is on the Government this year (awesome, and I get to keep the rest which is much NEEDED)

I should get approved for an extension on my unemployment (which is WAAAAAAY NEEEEEDED)

im on my way to greatness once again. Theme song is still “final countdown” by Europe and “edge of Glory” by Gaga 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!Untitled

finished application to be a teller at Federal Credit Union and app to 5/3 bank as a Personal Banker (WHICH IS WHAT I WANT)!!!

Oh and I started a new college semester yesterday, followed through on meetings and appointments today and I start another class this evening, Sociology. Should be interesting. 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!my first 7 goals here encompass much of this goals title

Because im bangin out productivity, progress, movement, change and growth. Most certainly it is the result of giving up drinking (which was a long over-due action).

I mean, I still need to get a full-time job (ive been looking for a million years). I attended a job fair at the university this morning and networked with some financial institutions I am interested in working with. I still think being involved in running finances and banking decisions for individuals and families is a calling of mine. To help, to be trusted, to bust my a** for my clients like I would like a personal banker to do for me. 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!non stop

up early again. love it.

Academic advising appointment this morning then,
Career fair at the University then,
I start a new College Semester tonight; Art Appreciation and Sociology tomorrow then,
be awesome and read up on in my textbooks that financial aid is paying for. WHOOMP THERE IT IS! 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!youd be surprised

at how willing your bankl is to reverse fees or overdraft fees for you if you simply ask kindly and say thank you :) ah yes, my bank is on my side. WELLS FARGO IN THA HOUSE! 3 years ago

Discover what is already inside you!Untitled

ive been so shockingly productive there’s too much to write to detail the strides forward I have taken from…
starting my new college semester in 2 days,
followed through on important appointments and meetings,
setting up academic advising appointments,
networking with people in my city,
growing my eBay business,
moving to a new apartment in a couple days,
resolved all the problems and errors with my car loan company,
set up an interest FREE and late fee FREE payment plan to my University for a year of school attended and not paid (didnt mean for that to happen but thats another entry all together).

getting federal funding for school and books and being allowed to keep the rest,

Ive lost some weight,
quit drinking alcohol and energy drinks,
won almost 400 this week at the casino,
cut my hair (after letting it grow for months and months, damn I feel good again).

I got two new tires (15 bucks off each),
a long overdue oil change (5 bucks off),
I received my paperwork for finalizing my application for state funded medical coverage and prescriptions,
got a new laptop after not having one for a while. thank you donah for helping me get this, it means so much to me and my productivity..oh and funny youtube videos is being productive too right? :)

and… made right some of the friendships I ruined due to my drinking. 3 years ago

Ken ChenDevise strategy

My interview is tomorrow. Research all I can on public transportation systems. 3 years ago

Ken ChenProcrastination...

It took me two hours to solve an issue I’d been postponing since last week. Yet I’m aware all this time some part of the day was dedicated to mentally analyze parts of the problem and visualize solutions. When I sat down to code everything was basically done already in my mind. Need to find a way to focus long enough so this process won’t take this long but I can do it in one sit. 3 years ago

Ken ChenTask 1

Write down all tasks in the queue.
Weigh them down by priority/impact long term/impact short term/freed time
Decide which one to tackle first. 3 years ago

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