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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I'm doing 17 things

brotherclone's Life List

  1. 1. Paint the Entire House
    1 person
  2. 2. design a board game
    16 people
  3. 3. make a comic book
    210 people
  4. 4. build a robot
    459 people
  5. 5. Write a children's book
    1 cheer
    1,449 people
  6. 6. make an animated short
    1 cheer
    18 people
  7. 7. Read Finnegan's Wake
    85 people
  8. 8. make a documentary
    608 people
  9. 9. write a play
    683 people
  10. 10. learn hypnosis
    174 people
  11. 11. install solar panels
    6 people
  12. 12. visit japan
    5,960 people
  13. 13. Visit Jakarta
    1 person
  14. 14. visit india
    1,023 people
  15. 15. get a master's degree
    2,999 people
  16. 16. read the great books
    38 people
  17. 17. start my own company
    970 people

How I did it
How to complete my second draft
It took me
6 months
It made me
fail better

How to save up six months salary
It took me
900 days
It made me

How to finish my screenplay
It took me
6 months
It made me
Very psyched.

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meditate daily (read all 2 entries…)

one of the things keeping from doing this, was timing – as in how long to go. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before:

Plays on your computer or MP3 player (like on an airplane). Plus iTunes will count how many times you “play” it to monitor your results.

get my epic flying mount
Took a nerf but..

I can’t believe I actually did this. Ha – joke’s on me. l0ser.

Build a recording studio (read all 3 entries…)

My pops, the master mind, came down and we plowed through the studio getting it done late last night. It’s so amazing to be able to have a sound proof room, that’s great sounding too! I’m totally excited to get back to recording music!

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