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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cafegroundzero

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I'm doing 40 things
 

cafegroundzero's Life List

  1. 1. learn to do the tango
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    5 people
  2. 2. write a novel
    3 entries . 8 cheers
    11,515 people
  3. 3. Learn Homeric Greek.
    3 entries . 30 cheers
    9 people
  4. 4. complete the last drafts of my novels.
    13 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. get out of debt, and build up a substantial amount of savings
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    5 people
  6. 6. write a dictionary
    8 entries . 7 cheers
    7 people
  7. 7. Get a second Bachelor's Degree in Math.
    5 entries . 34 cheers
    6 people
  8. 8. own a half dozen horses, and the land on which to graze them
    2 entries . 36 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Write a best selling book
    1 entry . 27 cheers
    71 people
  10. 10. Learn to program in two computer languages.
    2 entries . 11 cheers
    6 people
  11. 11. Build a Canoe
    1 entry . 36 cheers
    38 people
  12. 12. Get the D.O.T.s involved in keeping wildlife from becoming road kill.
    5 entries . 24 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. run another marathon
    6 cheers
    131 people
  14. 14. Get my PhD funded.
    2 entries . 18 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Pay off the mortgage and buy property in Europe.
    5 entries . 20 cheers
    3 people
  16. 16. build a house with habitat for humanity
    3 entries . 25 cheers
    308 people
  17. 17. learn to fence
    10 cheers
    517 people
  18. 18. Memorize the Quran
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    338 people
  19. 19. study music theory more
    6 cheers
    4 people
  20. 20. get my national teaching certificate
    7 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Visit the Potowatami communities.
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Submit my writing (publications or contests) at least 12 times this year.
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    4 people
  23. 23. ancient greek
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4 people
  24. 24. Establish a shelter and vocational rehab program for people with children and pets.
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. Start making my own clothes
    6 cheers
    86 people
  26. 26. become financially independent and stable
    4 cheers
    6 people
  27. 27. start my own company
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    970 people
  28. 28. 2 mn situps 3 times a week
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. Memorize "Howl" by Ginsberg
    5 cheers
    5 people
  30. 30. Learn Urdu
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    295 people
  31. 31. find a way to fund my studies
    1 cheer
    3 people
  32. 32. emulate Webster and write a revenge novel
    1 cheer
    0 people
  33. 33. complete my degree
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    146 people
  34. 34. publish something in a respectable journal, magazine, or edited website
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    379 people
  35. 35. Learn to pick locks
    5 cheers
    1,502 people
  36. 36. piece together a quilt.
    1 cheer
    2 people
  37. 37. finish my masters
    1 cheer
    277 people
  38. 38. Learn how to do hashtags
    1 person
  39. 39. manage my time better
    1,491 people
  40. 40. Find a 43 things Group
    1 cheer
    1 person

How I did it
How to read hamlet
It took me
5 days
It made me
amazed, pleased


How to read more shakespeare
It took me
12 weeks
It made me
pleasantly surprised


How to finish reading "Moby Dick"
It took me
25 days
It made me
proud


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Recent entries
get out of debt, and build up a substantial amount of savings
2013

Thanks to an inheritance from my Uncle Jim, I paid off my credit card debt. I incurred some hospital debt a couple of years ago when my daughter had to be taken to the emergency room in McHenry, Illinois. The hospital would not recognize Georgia Peachcare, and when I sent the bill to my exwife, she did not push it with Georgia Peachcare, so I finally accepted the debt as my own, and started paying off on it this year.



learn to do the tango
We started with an introductory half hour lesson at Arthur Murray

Now I know the basic steps, “Slow, slow, quick quick, slow.”

I think.

More to come.



write a novel (read all 3 entries…)
Write a best selling book

I’ve not yet done this

1 entry . 33 cheers



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