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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TheMarlonMan's Life List

  1. 1. gain 20 pounds
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    208 people
  2. 2. visit Paris
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  3. 3. compose classical music
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  4. 4. wake up on time
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  5. 5. go to bed early
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  6. 6. stop procrastinating
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  7. 7. visit japan
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  8. 8. Be like Mike
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stop procrastinating
Do you start with the easy stuff or the hard stuff?

Sometimes I tell myself, “Do the easy stuff first just to get working.” Other times, “Do the hard stuff first to get it out of the way!” Which has worked better for you? (Or both, or neither?)


eat less chocolate
Eat GOOD chocolate and you'll naturally eat less

THe key is to eat GOOD chocolate. The really rich stuff, like Valhrona. 2 oz. of that is enough for me. It’s the junky chocolate that encourages eating half a pound at a time.

gain 20 pounds
Packing it on

I believe that weight gain is more about consistency than about expensive supplements or (God forbid) steroids!


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