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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dthree's Life List

  1. 1. helicopter ski
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  2. 2. build a house
    1,398 people
  3. 3. implement GTD
    426 people
  4. 4. cook more
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    2,048 people
  5. 5. get out of debt
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    12,271 people
  6. 6. learn to snowboard
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    2,573 people
  7. 7. perform music again
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    3 people
  8. 8. Read more books
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    11,828 people
  9. 9. stop procrastinating
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  10. 10. Practice Yoga
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see the Daily Show live (read all 2 entries…)
Best. Taping. Evar.

Just got back from NYC and I had to check this off my list. Check out some photos here:

learn to snowboard (read all 2 entries…)
I hate/love this

Now I’ve gone a couple times this year i have to say its both the most fun I’ve had on the mountain in a while, but its also the biggest pain in the ass as well. I like the riding just fine, the challenge of managing my balance from edge to edge is exciting, and the risk of a painful face-plant keeps my concentration on avoiding catching an edge. Thats the stuff I like. The stuff I don’t like is everything else. The biggest pain so far is that when I’m not moving, I can’t stand up. So I’m either going downhill or I’m sitting down. Also, I usually have to get up from my knees. If I’m sitting down, I have to do that “rollover” move just to get up. That gets old soon. Then there’s the flats. Flats in skiing are a minor pain, but you can get through them with some pole pushing or skating. On the board, all you can do is “the hop”, which doesn’t take you that far. What might be 3 or 4 pole pushes on skis is like 50 hops on a board. Most of the time, I just unbuckled the back boot and pushed. Sometimes I took both feet out and walked. Then there is the lift. Chairlifts are made for skiers and nothing makes me feel more like a beginner than getting off a lift on a board. The direction of travel is perpendicular to your orientation, then you have to control your direction in a narrower stance, worrying that your foot will slip off and you’ll get a strained groin. Crap, man. Give me a gondola!

I still want to do this, but I’ll be balancing my skiing/snowboarding time probably with more time on the skis.

get out of debt

We’re tackling the credit cards starting with the highest interest rate and paying them off in order all the way down to the lowest interest rate. I never make minimum payments on the cards, I try to pay at least the amount of the interest charge for that month so the balances don’t get higher.

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