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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anandman's Life List

  1. 1. fall in love again
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  2. 2. start a blog
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  3. 3. read all the books I haven't read that are sitting on my bookshelf
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    305 people
  4. 4. study architecture
    70 people
  5. 5. Volunteer
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  6. 6. live in new york
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  7. 7. become a photographer
    1,261 people
  8. 8. learn hindi
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  9. 9. watch less television
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    330 people
  10. 10. exercise regularly
    10,853 people
  11. 11. open a bar
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    285 people
  12. 12. open a restaurant
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  13. 13. teach
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    832 people
  14. 14. learn to golf
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    367 people
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watch less television (read all 2 entries…)

It took something bad to happen before I was able to wean myself off TV, but I’m getting there. My TiVo died the day I left on vacation and I didn’t notice until I came back 5 weeks later, thus missing all my favorite shows. This helped spur me into stopping watching a lot of the shows I kept up with. Then finally, two weeks ago, the TiVo died for good with no way to recover and so I’ve been watching no more than about a half hour a day. Not bad. But DirecTV is replacing the TiVo for free so we’ll see what happens when I’m enabled again.

read all the books I haven't read that are sitting on my bookshelf
I hate bookstores....

Why is it that every time I go to a bookstore, I end up buying like three or four books and then only end up reading one of them while the others go on my shelf never to be touched again?

watch less television (read all 2 entries…)
Background noise

In addition to watching TV shows, I tend to always have the TV on in the background whenever I’m doing something else like cooking, working at home, surfing the web, even reading. This is not good. I need to find something else to do. To imagine, I actually went an entire year without even owning a TV and now I watch about 2 hours a day actively and probably 3 or more in the background.

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