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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is starting to reasses his goals

I'm doing 12 things

How I did it
How to lose weight
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to go clubbing
It took me
0 days
It made me

How to feel love more often, make love more often, show love more often
It took me
25 years
It made me

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Recent entries
learn to SCUBA dive (read all 2 entries…)
Learnt on Holiday in Egypt

Started out with the Introductory dive, then did the open water dive course, then the advanced dive course. Went diving at the Ras Mohammed reserve in the Red Sea. 3 dives on Thistlegorm!

be more active (read all 3 entries…)

I could say its done… but I think this one will stay on my list.
I am working out 12 hours a week now. 5 hours at the gym, and 6 hours in the dojo.

But I’d still like to keep the goal, for when my workouts and training as finished. Take up other things like rowing, cycling, running, swimming, just be more active in life… associate with active people.

be more active (read all 3 entries…)
getting there

so i now workout 4 times a week in martial arts, and most weeks workout at the gym 3-4 times a week, as well as throwing in the odd bit of yoga for balance.

and generally, it feels good.

now i have to work on being more active without dedicating hours of the day to exercise. for example: taking the stairs instead of the lift, not getting home from work and just sitting in front of the tv. things like that.

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