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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  1. 1. Save $20.000
    2 entries
    68 people
  2. 2. Save $10,000
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    419 people
  3. 3. put myself first
    1 entry
    118 people
  4. 4. Save $25,000
    2 entries
    26 people
  5. 5. go bald
    1 entry
    12 people
  6. 6. Save $50,000
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    48 people
  7. 7. Save money
    1 entry
    16,491 people
  8. 8. be more frugal
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    135 people
  9. 9. Strength train
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    65 people

How I did it
How to save $5000
It took me
4 months
It made me
Moderately pleased

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Save $10,000 (read all 4 entries…)
So close!

I’m up to $7000. Got a lot of overtime hours last week, which certainly helped. It’s adding up quicker than I expected. Living frugally is helping too, though it’s hardly pleasant!

Run a mile in 11 minutes
Not too hard.

I’ve kept myself in reasonable shape all my life. Army life definitely helped. My fastest time for 1.5 miles was 8 minutes 40 seconds, about 2 years ago. Doubt I could manage that now though!

Strength train

I trained hard and heavy for about 6 months last year. Got up to 210lbs thanks to a high calorie diet packed with protein and carbohydrates.

Feels great to be strong. Gives you power and self-confidence, not to mention health benefits, provided you don’t take anabolics.

The hard part is keeping it up. Diet is key, without a solid diet- religiously followed each day- it will be hard to make and maintain strength gains and mass.

I lost a lot of muscle in the last few months from stopping training.
My advice: If you’re gonna do it, stick to it long term- or you’re just wasting your time, effort and money.

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