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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chrisbytheocean




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chrisbytheocean's Life List

  1. 1. go to Jazz Fest in New Orleans
    3 people
  2. 2. visit India
    1,022 people
  3. 3. visit Mexico city
    10 people
  4. 4. write a short story
    1,178 people
  5. 5. learn to play guitar
    5,063 people
  6. 6. eat oysters at Tomales Bay
    1 person
  7. 7. learn to cook like a chef
    26 people
  8. 8. dance more often
    178 people
  9. 9. talk to more strangers
    37 people
  10. 10. visit sicily
    49 people
  11. 11. visit Rio de janeiro
    48 people
  12. 12. visit marrakesh
    3 people
  13. 13. visit Moscow
    104 people
  14. 14. visit Bali
    74 people
  15. 15. surf in Mexico
    3 people
  16. 16. return to Amsterdam
    3 people
  17. 17. visit montreal
    154 people
  18. 18. go camping
    2,916 people
  19. 19. buy a house
    14,074 people
  20. 20. buy an electric car
    47 people
  21. 21. live in the present
    402 people
  22. 22. get a dog
    4,000 people
  23. 23. find my vocation
    38 people
  24. 24. sample tacos at more L.A. taco trucks
    1 person
  25. 25. complete a photographic essay
    1 person
  26. 26. focus on the needs of others
    1 person
  27. 27. write a song and learn to play it
    1 person
  28. 28. write a screenplay
    2,320 people
  29. 29. invent a sustainable product/service
    1 cheer
    1 person
  30. 30. love fully
    13 people
  31. 31. be my own boss
    1 cheer
    854 people
  32. 32. help fight for social justice and human rights
    1 cheer
    1 person
  33. 33. achieve financial security
    1 cheer
    10 people
  34. 34. return to Italy
    38 people
  35. 35. be fearless
    624 people
  36. 36. eat less sugar
    775 people
  37. 37. Start my own business
    9,331 people
  38. 38. go to grad school?
    1,014 people
  39. 39. visit portland
    73 people
  40. 40. become less concerned with material possessions
    1 person
  41. 41. travel somewhere far outside my comfort zone
    1 cheer
    1 person
  42. 42. trust my instincts
    111 people
  43. 43. find meaning
    1 entry
    92 people
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08 is another opportunity to begin

I’ve deliberately left this goal as open-ended as possible. I know a more specific target would be easier to focus on but I think I need to start this process with a very wide net. Over the course of this year, I’d like to narrow down just what “meaning” might look like in my life…

O.k., let’s get started…




 

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