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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ALPurdue's Life List

  1. 1. stop procrastinating
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  2. 2. Learn to play the piano
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  3. 3. Finish what I start
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  4. 4. meditate daily
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  5. 5. be a better person
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  6. 6. Be a better friend
    6,276 people
  7. 7. make more friends
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  8. 8. Never stop learning
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  9. 9. become a volunteer firefighter
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  10. 10. be present in the moment
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  11. 11. make a difference
    7,137 people
  12. 12. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
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  13. 13. carpe diem
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  14. 14. never forget what it's like to be a kid
    37 people
  15. 15. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  16. 16. write a book
    31,381 people
  17. 17. Learn Spanish
    18,257 people
  18. 18. Learn to play the guitar
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  19. 19. Skydive
    11,428 people
  20. 20. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  21. 21. be more confident
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  22. 22. Live My Life *On Purpose*
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Meet Bill Clinton
Met him last year

I met him last year at a book signing in Indianapolis. I had to get up at about 3 in the morning and stand in line a long time, but it was worth every minute. I shook his hand and asked him what advice he’d give a young man. He thought for a minute, then told me how it was so important to never stop learning. He talked about how fast the world was changing and how it would change even faster in the future. This remains one of my best memories ever, just behind getting married and the birth of my daughter. Definately, definately worth it.




 

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