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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Zorro22's Life List

  1. 1. change the world
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  2. 2. own my faith
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  3. 3. Give everything away
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  4. 4. travel the world
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  5. 5. never lose my sense of wonder
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  6. 6. truly help someone
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  7. 7. start my own graphic design company
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  8. 8. work for a non profit organization
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  9. 9. be more assertive
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  10. 10. procrastinate less
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  11. 11. Become well read
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  12. 12. better my handwriting
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  13. 13. learn a language
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  14. 14. Go to the World Cup
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  15. 15. fly a hang glider
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  16. 16. paint a mural
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  17. 17. learn capoeira
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  18. 18. Design a Threadless T
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  19. 19. learn to ride a unicycle
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  20. 20. be in a band
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  21. 21. Skydive
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  22. 22. buy turntables and learn to d.j.
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  23. 23. learn to throw knives accurately
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  24. 24. invent something
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  25. 25. learn to breakdance
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  26. 26. Learn to surf
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  27. 27. meet someone famous
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  28. 28. trade one red paperclip for a house
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  29. 29. Send a message in a bottle
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  30. 30. learn sleight of hand
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  31. 31. make installation art
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  32. 32. go to burning man
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buy turntables and learn to d.j.
Money is the difficulty

If I had the spare cash, I would probably spend it on a dj starter kit with 2 direct-drive turntables, headphones, a mixer, and 2 needle cartridges. I’d then have to buy some slipmats and a few good records. I think I could learn fairly quickly if I had the equipment.

Become well read
Getting started...

Well, first I should probably find a good semi-definitive list of what I need to read to become well read.

For now, I’ve started Sophie’s World at the bequest of an old friend. It’s a philosophical novel that should open my mind up a bit.

Up next: How about some sci-fi? 1984, We, and Brave New World here I come!


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