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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alterego66 in Gallup is doing 29 things including…

go on a vision quest

7 cheers

 

alterego66 has written 3 entries about this goal

I know where I want to go

and how I want to travel. For me this is not just sitting on a mountaintop for 4 days until I start seeing visions, it’s about travelling by myself through the desert (or some remote area), without being around other people. I guess what I am looking for is an internal vision – to see inside myself and learn more about who I am.



I watched a great movie on Sunday.

It fit in with this goal. I was so inspired I just wanted to load up my possesions and take off. Work and responsibilities are dragging me down. I need to do something that energizes me instead of draining me. Nature, I need nature.



I have an idea of where I want to go.

I’d like to take a mountain bike trip around the four corners area. This way I could take in all the important mountains in the area and also include some important cultural areas into the quest. The problem is how long I would need to go on such a trip. I would guess at least a month to do it right. I would have to plan out a tentative route, determine how many miles and how much elevation it includes and then see about how much food I would need to take with me.

I can certainly take the trip, the question is when.



alterego66 has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.

 

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