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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Theskysthelimit1976 is doing 19 things including…

take guitar lessons

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Theskysthelimit1976 has written 2 entries about this goal


I wanted to start lessons again and here I am. I am committed to the studio where I am taking lessons, as I have paid up for the month. If I like it and feel like I am continually learning, I will continue. If after one month I am either a) not enjoying it or b) don’t feel like I’m learning anything new or beneficial to my craft, I will keep teaching myself at home or try to find another studio : )

So I guess I’m going to mark this as done!

The gift

I realized something this weekend. If someone gave me money in a card… I wouldn’t throw it in the garbage, or just let it sit there on the counter and do nothing with it. I’d take the money and put it towards something…. it is a gift! It is meant to be used. Not ignored or tossed to the side.

I sing and play guitar… musical talent is a gift… why would I not go ahead and develop these gifts instead of letting them sit “on the counter”...

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