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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The Hermit is doing 27 things including…

be financially secure

8 cheers


The Hermit has written 1 entry about this goal

What would you do with a million dollars?

One of the emails in my inbox recently asked the question ‘What would you do if you won a million dollars?’
I know now that what you don’t do is buy a whole bunch of doodads and fritter the money away uselessly. It is more fulfilling to use it to improve your life, the life of your loved ones, your community and maybe even the planet.
Now to figure out how to do this…
1) pay off the mortgage
2) invest some to live off
3) take the loved ones on a trip
4) give back to the community you live in and to the worldwide community, maybe by starting a ‘charity fund’ where you can skim off the interest and donate it every year to relevant causes

The Hermit has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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