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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Alkwyn




I'm doing 40 things
 

Alkwyn's Life List

  1. 1. Read all the books in my "must read" pile
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,081 people
  2. 2. be a good dancer
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    70 people
  3. 3. Have better handwriting
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    539 people
  4. 4. Get more traffic to my website
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    131 people
  5. 5. live like there's no tomorrow
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    123 people
  6. 6. Go to bed early every night
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3 people
  7. 7. be a good leader
    1 entry
    38 people
  8. 8. Become A Trillionaire
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    49 people
  9. 9. stay focused
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    227 people
  10. 10. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    7,806 people
  11. 11. figure out what i want to do with my life
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,860 people
  12. 12. live forever
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    786 people
  13. 13. expand my social circle
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    535 people
  14. 14. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  15. 15. develop an MMORPG
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    39 people
  16. 16. hack
    1 entry
    2,361 people
  17. 17. Learn to speed read
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    512 people
  18. 18. become enlightened
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    401 people
  19. 19. sell ebooks
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10 people
  20. 20. learn PHP
    1 entry
    1,497 people
  21. 21. build a website
    1 entry
    662 people
  22. 22. draw every day
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    334 people
  23. 23. Write for a living
    1 cheer
    325 people
  24. 24. Figure out what I need
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    16 people
  25. 25. draw anime
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    256 people
  26. 26. Learn to play the guitar
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    13,736 people
  27. 27. write a book
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    31,381 people
  28. 28. Learn Japanese
    1 entry
    10,794 people
  29. 29. Learn Java
    3 entries
    727 people
  30. 30. make games
    1 entry
    233 people
  31. 31. develop a game
    1 entry
    68 people
  32. 32. design a game
    2 entries
    197 people
  33. 33. make my own game
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    368 people
  34. 34. get a game development team
    1 person
  35. 35. have multiple streams of passive income
    2 cheers
    419 people
  36. 36. Complete "The Artist's Way"
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    398 people
  37. 37. Read "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell
    23 people
  38. 38. learn a martial art
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,569 people
  39. 39. Skydive
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11,428 people
  40. 40. write a game
    1 entry
    15 people
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design a game (read all 2 entries…)
ok people...here it is. Metaplace

It took me a while to ‘get it’ but this things is massive.
If you want to make games, especially online ones then this is really good. www.metaplace.com

Best of all…it’s easy for non programmers and lets you make what programmers can.



get to level 60 on World of Warcraft. (read all 2 entries…)
(open loop) A scary similarity to...

The study of rats pushing a ‘pleasure button’, wired to their nervous system making them feel intense pleasure with every press.

They pushed it 5000 times an hour, stopping only when they fell asleep, forgoing sex, food and water.

Thank God (I mean it) that breathing is involuntary.

My experience with WOW became like that after a month,
it stopped being about the exploration/socialising/achieving etc

and became about getting my ‘fix’ of pleasure, throughout the day I’d get intense hits of pleasure/dopamine even when not playing, and an intense urge to get back to it.

I loved making gold from the auction system, arbitrage rocks.

Most exciting moment:
finding an afk lvl60 (I was a lvl30 hunter) and attacking it.

Lo and behold there was a player behind it the whole time, let me get it to 5% health, then sent me to the graveyard.

any tips on how to play without getting addicted?



Complete "The Artist's Way" (read all 2 entries…)
I get so far...and then stop.

I’m in need of inspiration to finish this, tell me about how it changed your life please? :)



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