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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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velniukas in London is doing 28 things including…

Make USD 5,000,000 before I'm 50

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velniukas has written 3 entries about this goal

I think I could do this in 3.5 years

After talks with a few people about my business plan, and financing and marketing of this, I believe that if I really, really got serious about this, I could achieve this a lot sooner.

But we must live our life as well, so … I’ll think about it.

I've done this before ....

Lists like this make me very focused, I break my list down by 5 years, to 2.5, to 1 to 6 months and down to weekly goals.

This works incredibly well, for getting rich.
I have been a janitor, and made my first million in 3.5 years, and lost it.
My weak point is love and relationships, which is why I just blew every cent I had chasing the “wrong” girl.
Its simple to make money if you know what you want in life. But its not easy.

Here’s a game I teach everyone.
The only thing in your life that matters is being happy, and thats got nothing to do with money… but it might, for security, etc whatever
You have got to find a quiet, happy place and feel happier than you have ever been in your life. So happy you want to explode, jump up, run around the room, want to tell EVERYONE about it, and you don’t even know why….

Once you can do this, in your minds eye, look around at your life, not what you have only, but who you are, what you are doing day to day, what irritates you about your perfect life, and what still makes it perfect…

Write these things down, you’ll find its a very different list from what you imagine you want normally, and shorter.. but these are the things you need in life to feel that deliriously happy (assuming you can be honest with yourself)

Give yourself 5 years, (trust me, no matter how hard, if you can’t do this in 5 years, then you just don’t want it bad enough, .. or to be happy enough)
Write this list on your wall, in your wallet under the mat by your front door.
Work out where you need to be in 2.5 years to be on track to 5 years, then in 1 year, 6 months etc
down to 1 week goals.
Don’t be too tough on yourself, but be honest
if you slip, you won’t get any of this, any you will always be unhappy… This will motivate you.

Strange things happen.. somehow people can recognise when you are on a successful path, think about it, you can see people who are on a fast track, something about their posture, attitude etc..
People start giving you breaks, opportunities etc out of the blue
You’ll most probably do it in 3 years..
Last time it took me 3.5…
Except love, hahaha
I have never cracked that one…
But money, that is so easy.. even when I have no idea how I’m going to do it. Just the fact that I have to..
forces me to find a way, usually new and novel
and THATS how people get rich
Keep it simple, ...
Good luck

I stick this on my wall

All the realities of how hard this is, with minimum projected earnings and income at each point. I get up an hour or two earlier every morning, and don’t procrastinate anymore,
I keep this in my wallet too.
And under the mat by my front door.

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