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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Jimbo37

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I'm doing 34 things
 

Jimbo37's Life List

  1. 1. Live in gratitude & be happy even if the rest of the things on this list never happen
    3 entries . 36 cheers
    53 people
  2. 2. work because I like to, not because I have to
    8 entries . 21 cheers
    3,457 people
  3. 3. lose 100 pounds
    7 entries . 12 cheers
    1,949 people
  4. 4. implement GTD
    6 entries . 4 cheers
    426 people
  5. 5. Tear down my garage and build a 12 seat theatre
    2 team members . 13 entries . 23 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. finish more knitting projects
    39 team members . 2 entries . 12 cheers
    120 people
  7. 7. improve my health
    5 entries . 10 cheers
    304 people
  8. 8. do a one-handed push-up
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    75 people
  9. 9. Run a mile without stopping
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    330 people
  10. 10. Learn Japanese
    6 entries . 8 cheers
    10,794 people
  11. 11. finish writing my book
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    522 people
  12. 12. play the cello more
    4 entries . 11 cheers
    10 people
  13. 13. memorize some poetry
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    29 people
  14. 14. Get my PhD
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    869 people
  15. 15. finish the quilt i started
    5 entries . 10 cheers
    18 people
  16. 16. get a tattoo that has a significant meaning
    2 entries . 9 cheers
    627 people
  17. 17. get a rabbit
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    45 people
  18. 18. Learn to spin wool
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    109 people
  19. 19. Run a 5k race
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    199 people
  20. 20. get better at DDR
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    169 people
  21. 21. Create a personal recipe book
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    716 people
  22. 22. Send random postcards
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    11 people
  23. 23. Ride my motorcycle more
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    34 people
  24. 24. Learn to take apart my Harley down to the bolts and re-assemble it blindfolded
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. catalogue and organize my library
    3 cheers
    32 people
  26. 26. make a pinhole camera
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    136 people
  27. 27. read all of Plato's dialogues
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    14 people
  28. 28. learn to make stained glass
    7 cheers
    137 people
  29. 29. Read Faust in German
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    10 people
  30. 30. Write 10 songs
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    11 people
  31. 31. walk on stilts
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    47 people
  32. 32. use "this spot" as a holding ground for those goals ON HOLD.
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  33. 33. hike the appalachian trail
    13 cheers
    2,111 people
  34. 34. Eat food thoughtfully and appreciate every mouthful
    3 cheers
    2 people

How I did it
How to build an excellent piece of furniture out of wood
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2 days
It made me
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How to submit my writing for publication
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Recent entries
Learn to take apart my Harley down to the bolts and re-assemble it blindfolded (read all 4 entries…)
Taking a class...

I’m taking the first of the Motorcycle Service Technician classes at the local community college. I’m way out of my comfort zone and it’s hard dragging my tail to class after working a full day but I’m going to be VERY glad I did this.



build an excellent piece of furniture out of wood (read all 3 entries…)
A Great Book Shelf

I just made a great bookshelf earlier this week. I had some leftover 12” cedar planks and since I never do anything easy, I made a shelf whose case cants inward at a 7 and 1/2 degree angle. I was originally going for a “coffin” feel since I was going to story my ghost stories in this shelf but it looks so modern and chic with just the parallelogram portion I decided not to add the top.



submit my writing for publication (read all 10 entries…)
Done and Done

I’ve had upwards of a half-dozen manuscripts out at any given point so far this year and I’ve had three pieces either accepted or published so far this year.

So, I’m marking this done. The secret is just to drop the envelope in the mail or click on “Send.” If you get comments, actually read them before sending the mss. out again but, honestly after the first acceptance, the rejections are a LOT easier to take. And while you’re waiting for the first acceptance, just keep sending out your work.



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