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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I'm doing 23 things
 

How I did it
How to save enough money to cover 3 months' worth of living expenses
It took me
11 months
It made me
feel padded! :)


How to learn how to "strike through" items on my 43Things
It took me
2 days
It made me
feel virtually smart


Recent entries
fearlessly live the life I want to live, be who I truly want to be, welcome change, unleash my inner, creative, adventurous, warrior self, and have no apologies for it, whatsoever, to anyone (read all 11 entries…)
Stop getting my exercise by jumping to conclusions

Get my exercise by regularly running instead.
Think the best of everyone.
Love with all of my heart.
Don’t hesitate where fun is concerned.
Enjoy each day.
Use my prayer to thank God.
Use my days to glorify God.
Use my nights to trust God.
Smile even more.
Laugh out loud.
Use my abilities to make others feel they are valued and special.

Yes.



pay off my car (read all 2 entries…)
The voice at the end of the phone line...

I will never forget the voice at the end of the phone line when I called to pay my car off 26 months early. The gentleman on the other end felt the need to state the amount several times to confirm that I really wanted to pay off the loan. It was almost comical. In the end, he congratulated me, but I think he was wondering who this person calling was and why they would want to pay off any loan that early. Debt is so engrained in our society.

The first time my monthly car payment due date came around, I automatically started to include it in my monthly budgeting and had to stop myself. I had gotten so used to the payments, but I was excited to be able to break that habit! It’s such an amazing feeling to have that money freed up each month, and I’ll be able to reach other goals that much faster. What a weight off my shoulders!

Now that I own my car outright, I love it even more. It sounds different and handles differently (in a good way) when I’m driving down the road…because it’s mine and not the bank’s! This is the first and last car loan I intend to ever take out. I am knocking debt for good. Now I’m building my emergency fund and when I meet my fund goal, I will tackle paying off the house early.

It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!



buy a Mac (read all 3 entries…)
Did it!

Can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner! It’s sooo much easier than a PC and seems that so much more is capable on it.

I bought the least expensive and least powerful laptop…MacBook…and it’s so AWESOME! I paid so much more 7 years ago for a PC laptop that was supposed to have amazing capabilities…and even with a ton of upgrades it couldn’t do half of what the Mac can do.

Definitely worth it, so hunt around for whatever deals you can find. In the end, I believe I’ll wind up paying less for a Mac than for a PC. With a Mac, it appears the cost is up front…but it seems to come with just about everything I need. :)

Yes, I <3 my Apple! :)



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