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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Abe Nelson




I'm doing 38 things
 

Abe Nelson's Life List

  1. 1. figure out where home is
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    130 people
  2. 2. grow 10,000 trees from seeds
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. own a house
    2,283 people
  4. 4. write a book series
    1 cheer
    16 people
  5. 5. Write every day
    998 people
  6. 6. Do the APK Warm-up/WOD daily
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    2 people
  7. 7. publish a short story
    2 cheers
    365 people
  8. 8. write a cookbook
    3 cheers
    292 people
  9. 9. be more social
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    5,407 people
  10. 10. learn to dance
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,160 people
  11. 11. learn how to freerun
    2 cheers
    30 people
  12. 12. learn to draw
    2 entries
    2,399 people
  13. 13. Read 100 classic novels
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    293 people
  14. 14. do an aerial cartwheel
    1 entry
    124 people
  15. 15. run a 10K
    13 entries . 2 cheers
    1,181 people
  16. 16. run a marathon
    1 cheer
    12,898 people
  17. 17. jump a car
    1 entry
    2 people
  18. 18. do a front flip
    19 people
  19. 19. do a backflip
    860 people
  20. 20. base jump
    387 people
  21. 21. Skydive
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    11,428 people
  22. 22. climb more trees
    2 cheers
    85 people
  23. 23. climb a mountain
    2,133 people
  24. 24. go to college
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    4,488 people
  25. 25. ollie over a bike
    1 person
  26. 26. bungee jump
    1 cheer
    3,927 people
  27. 27. learn to breakdance
    978 people
  28. 28. do the splits
    1 cheer
    2,308 people
  29. 29. win 500 Warcraft 3 FT solo games
    1 person
  30. 30. get 1 million neopoints
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    407 people
  31. 31. Take a cooking class
    1 cheer
    850 people
  32. 32. create my own website
    5,765 people
  33. 33. Collect 100 quotes that inspire me, motivate me, and that I just plain like!
    3 cheers
    36 people
  34. 34. make a game
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,276 people
  35. 35. understand "A Brief History of Time"
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4 people
  36. 36. Brush my teeth three times a day
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    23 people
  37. 37. post 43 pictures pertaining to my life
    1 person
  38. 38. become better with people
    1 person

How I did it
How to loosely organize my life
It took me
3 months
It made me
inspired


How to find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
It took me
366 days
It made me
happy


How to make new friends
It took me
1 month
It made me


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Recent entries
go to college
4 months : ]

Only four months until I’m out of the town I’ve lived in my whole life and into the University of Iowa :] I can’t wait…



identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
Done

1.Love
2.Science
3.Dark Chocolate
4.Writing
5.Trees
6.Music
7.Life
8.Art
9.Creating Art
10.People Watching
11.Humor
12.Growing plants
13.Philosophy
14.Dancing
15.Singing
16.Running
17.Exercising
18.Eating Healthy
19.Being Vegan
20.Drumline
21.Thunderstorms
22.Coffee shops
23.Surprises
24.Zelda
25.Harmonica Music
26.Free running
27.Outside
28.The Sky
29.Strategy Games
30.Curry
31.Animals
32.Nature
33.Thought provoking quotes
34.Home*
35.Energy
36.Cooking
37.Movie music
38.Bunnies
39.Challenges
40.Letting Loose
41.Youtube
42.The Office
43.Death Note
44.Hope
45.Inspiration
46.Spicy Food
47.Sleep
48.Driving
49.Writing music
50.Fresh food
51.Imagination
52.Day dreaming
53.Action
54.Vocational studies
55.Reading
56.Darkness
57.Pandora
58.Inside jokes
59.Intellectual discussions
60.Meditation
61.My car
62.French
63.Amelie
64.Seasonal Food
65.Obama
66.Wine
67.Mini-notebooks
68.Scrabble
69.Pool
70.Cupcakes
71.Pie
72.Organization
73.Having a Plan
74.Natural light
75.Electric/hybrid cars
76.Organic food
77.Exploring
78.Little kids
79.Water
80.Cool Colors
81.Natural Ecosystems
82.Blankets
83.Homemade/DIY things
84.Bright, vivid colors
85.Relaxing
86.Stimulating songs
87.Days completely off
88.Time-lapse nature photography
89.Walking in the rain
90.Mushroom hunting
91.Unique rhythms
92.Biking
93.Compact/efficient items
94.Silence
95.Friends
96.Incense
97.Co-ops
98.Snuggling
99.Finishing goals
100.43things



loosely organize my life (read all 5 entries…)
Done :]

I’d say this one is done. All it really took was a mini-notebook, something to hold myself accountable for the things I want and do. Initially I wrote in it everyday, but once I got going, I only needed to do it like once a week, which I’m still doing. This goal is making a huge difference :]



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