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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be a millionaire before 40
Millionaire by 40

This is not counting our home, which I should have bought by then, and hopefully paid off the mortgage. I am 33 now, and have saved more than enough for a down payment. I have tended to be financially complacent thanks to getting a bit lucky with stock options in two the jobs I’ve had. Starting a family and trying to buy a house in Silicon Valley is driving reality home.

So, now it’s clear that this goal is not possible if I go with the flow and continue being an engineer employed in a big company.

I don’t have a plan. May be that’s another goal: come up with a plan for the next 5 years.

Anyways, this millionaire thing is a stretch goal, but at least it’s easy to measure progress!


If you're serious I can help

Fifteen years ago I started my own company and have bocome quite successful. My goal is to help 50 people become millionaires by helping them start their own company and providing training and mentoring on my dime. I am looking for motivated people who believe in themselves and are willing to understand that becoming a millionaire is not a stretch goal. Let me know if you’re interested.

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