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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SonyMarch - Overview

The Focus for this month was Career.

Each week, it is a new aspect of Health & Fitness:
Week 1 – Evaluate (i.e. Work, Performance, Relationships)
Week 2 – Promote (i.e. Requirements, Skills, Improvements)
Week 3 – Change (i.e. CV, Interview, Network)
Week 4 – New Beginnings (i.e. Passion, Explore, Plan)

Week 1 – Evaluate

Evaluate the following:

1. Work Situation:
* Enjoyment
* Contribution to career plan
* Challenge
* Resources
* Environment
2. Performance:
* Productivity
* Initiative
* Teamwork
* Quality
* Communication Skills – written and verbal
3. Relationships:
* Supervisors
* Peers
* Team
* Clients

Week 2 – Promotion

  1. Understand Requirements
  2. Upgrade Skills and Knowledge
  3. Improve Performance

Week 3 – New Beginnings

  1. Prepare an excellent CV/Profile
  2. Master interview/meeting skills
  3. Manage the application process
  4. Network
  5. Use your resources

Week 4 – Change

  1. Find your passion
  2. Explore
  3. Plan and research 4 months ago

SonyFebruary - Overview

The Focus for this month was Health & Fitness.

Each week, it is a new aspect of Health & Fitness:
Week 1 – Nutrition (i.e. Needs, Habits, Emotional Eating)
Week 2 – Exercise (i.e. Exercise, Obstacle Handling, Motivation)
Week 3 – Improve (i.e. Wellbeing, Concerns)
Week 4 – Self-Care (i.e. Reduce Stress, Increase Energy, Make Time)

Week 1 – Nutrition

1. Get Knowledge on Nutrition

  • Consult a nutritionist or dietician
  • Get myself a good book on food
  • Do some research at the library
  • Take a class on nutrition
  • Get the low-down from a knowledgeable friend
  • Check out resources online
  • Talk to my doctor

2. Get “clean” food habits

  • Cut down on fatty or sugary food
  • Cut down on alcoholic or sugary drinks
  • Reduce portion sizes
  • Reduce night-time snacking

3. Avoid Emotional Eating

Week 2 – Exercise

1. Have an Action Plan
Step 1: Medical clearance
Step 2: Choose exercise
Step 3: Get the equipment and resources
Step 4: Track

2. Identify and address obstacles or excuses
* Get gear for all weather
* Get up earlier to exercise
* Ask for family support
* Keep an exercise diary
* Exercise first thing in the morning
* Get an iPod
* Get cute workout wear
* Join a gym
* Get an exercise buddy

3. Keep myself Motivated
Choose exercise milestones and rewards for achieving each milestone.

Week 3 – Improve

1. Areas to improve
* Reducing stress
* Improving diet
* Losing weight
* Improving sleep
* Exercising more
* Strengthening core muscles
* Reducing sun exposure
* Improving flexibility
* Improving energy
* Reducing caffeine intake
* Improving Stamina
* Improving Strength
* Improving Sensuality
* Facial expression
* Body posture
* Healthy weight
* Right clothes

2. Tackle health concerns
* Headaches
* Skin problems
* Insomnia
* Back pain
* Bloating
* Excess weight
* Dental problems
* Hair Loss
* Pain or Discomfort
* Weak Core Muscles
* Troublesome Joints
* Breathing Difficulty

Week 4 – Self Care

  1. Reduce Stress
  2. Increase Energy
  3. Make Time for Health 4 months ago

SonyAction Plan - Personal Development - Update 3

|Area|Action|Deadline|Notes|
|Reading|Brilliant Life|16/03/2014|30mins a day|In progress|
|Growth|Learn Swimming|30/04/2014|Practise 3x a week| In progress|
|Education|Rapid Arabic|03/03/2014|2.5hrs Audio|In progress|
|Education|Rapid French|23/03/2014|2.5hrs Audio|Yet to Start|
|Habits|Drink 2l of Water|16/03/2014|Finish 36 bottles|In Progress|
|Habits|Finish C25K training|27/04/2014|Restart Week 5|In Progress|
|Habits|Fight Procrastination|30/03/2014|Eat 2 Frogs pd|Yet to Start|
|Spirituality|Meditate Daily|31/05/2014|Make it a habit|In Progress|
|Spirituality|Declutter Home|31/05/2014|Concentrate a floor each month|In Progress| 4 months ago


SonyAction Plan - Personal Development - Update 2

|Area|Action|Deadline|Notes|
|Reading|Brilliant Life|21/02/2014|An hr a day|In progress|
|Growth|Swimming Crash Course|31/01/2014|Course at gym|Completed|
|Growth|Book Driving Lessons|09/02/2014|-|Completed|
|Education|Rapid Arabic|03/03/2014|2.5hrs Audio|Yet to Start|
|Habits|Drink 2l of Water|16/03/2014|Finish 36 bottles|In Progress|
|Habits|Finish C25K training|27/04/2014|Restart Week 5|In Progress|
|Habits|Fight Procrastination|30/03/2014|Eat 2 Frogs pd|Yet to Start|
|Spirituality|Meditate Daily|31/05/2014|Make it a habit|In Progress|
|Spirituality|Declutter Home|31/05/2014|Concentrate a floor each month|In Progress|
|Spirituality|Declutter Office Desk|21/03/2014|-|In Progress| 5 months ago


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SonyAction Plan - Personal Development - Update 1

|Area|Action|Deadline|Notes|
|Reading|Brilliant Life|16/02/2014|An hr a day|In progress|
|Growth|Swimming Crash Course|31/01/2014|Course at gym|Completed|
|Growth|Book Driving Lessons|09/02/2014|-|Completed|
|Education|Rapid Arabic|03/03/2014|2.5hrs Audio|Yet to Start|
|Habits|Drink 2l of Water|16/03/2014|Finish 36 bottles|In Progress|
|Habits|Finish C25K training|23/03/2014|Restart Week 5|In Progress|
|Habits|Fight Procrastination|21/02/2014|Eat 2 Frogs pd|Yet to Start|
|Spirituality| yet to plan ||-|| 6 months ago


SonyJanuary

The Focus for this month was Personal Development.

Each week, it is a new aspect of Personal Development:
Week 1 – Reading & Learning (i.e. Books)
Week 2 – Personal Growth (i.e. Comfort Zone & Life Experience)
Week 3 – Further Education (i.e. Courses & Training)
Week 4 – Personal Habits (i.e. Quit Bad & Embrace Good Habits)
Week 5 – Spirituality

Week 1 – Reading & Learning

Books I will read this year that will stimulate my thinking, teach me a new skill and/or motivate me.
  1. Brilliant Life: Self-Awareness and Self-Improvement
  2. The Joy of Less: Organising, Finance and Time Stewardship
  3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Self-Awareness and Self-Improvement
  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People: Relationships
  5. Think and Grow Rich: Commitment, Assertiveness and Self-Improvement
  6. The Fast Diet: Health and Eating Habits
  7. The Chimp Paradox: Mind Management
    ... to start with

Week 2 – Personal Growth

Goals I have set myself for now:
  1. Try something new – More On 43T
  2. Learn to Swim – More On 43T
  3. Get my UK Driving License – More On 43T

Week 3 – Further Education

Some of the things I want to learn through formal education include:
  1. Swimming (already on my Personal Growth list)
  2. Management (would love a formal degree)
  3. Nutrition
  4. Finance Management
  5. Languages – French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin
  6. Knitting/Sewing
  7. Gourmet Cooking (this is my secret for now… shhh….)
  8. Psychology
  9. Anatomy
  10. Chemistry

However, I am putting on hold any plans to go for paid formal education, as I need to put finances towards a different goal for this year.

Week 4 – Personal Habits

Good Habits I want to embrace are:
  1. Being Positive
  2. Regular Exercise
  3. Optimal Sleep
  4. Mindfulness
  5. Lots of Water
    ... and some more
Bad Habits I want to quit are:
  1. Procrastination
  2. Interrupting others
  3. Eating junk food (hard one!)
  4. Complaining
  5. Overspending

Week 5 – Spiritualityto commence next week

This is a tough one for me and includes actions like:
  1. Setup a regular spiritual practice
  2. Make changes to my physical environment to make it more appealing
  3. Make regular contributions to my society/community/world 6 months ago

SonyWhat? Why? How? When?

What does this goal mean to me?

This goal is to track progress of 3 things:
1. My life coaching sessions
2. The 52-week PDP course me and my friends are doing now
3. My personal development reading plan

Why do I want to be a Better Me?

Why wouldn’t I want to be?!? :o)

It gives me a sense of achievement. I feel good about myself.
It will help me motivate others and leave a legacy.

How do I go about this?

At this stage I am not sure how 43T will fit into this, because so much of the information will be private. But I will at least track the frequency of my life coaching sessions and progress on action plans without getting into the details.

When will I check this off?

End of this year. 6 months ago


Sony 6 months ago


Snow!

I think to become a better me, I need to broaden my horizons. I want to experiance more: more cultures, more music, more sights, more joy. I want to be less judgmental, and accept people easier, and yet be less shy. Life is there to be lived! 8 months ago


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user26343being a better me!

I want to do more, live more, pray more, and be more! I feel like I am a bomb waiting to explode all that I have to offer this world. But so much is trying to hold me back! so fighting for #TeamMe!!!! 2 years ago


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I was always me but what if i could be me without the hangups,issues,problems 2 years ago


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cutejared101dont forget

dont you know how much i dream im not alone cant you just see im just here waiting ton hear my name to go above where there nis no rain i wanted to tell all of you but never did im sorry about and i see you every one looking riht at me so dont forget every single laugh no dont forget every moment that should have never passed see you tommorrow ill mis you becase i just do you will soon know to

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