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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  1. 1. find a job i actually like
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  2. 2. read more
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  3. 3. Don't eat fast food
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  4. 4. remember people's names
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  5. 5. never buy something from walmart again
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live without a television for a year
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the best part? having control over your news. television news just streams uselessness into your mind (michael jackson, runaway bride, oj) which can be easily avoided. reading the paper (online or in print) you can decide whether you want to continue reading anything past the headline. plus, print articles give you more information and allow you to delve deeper into the story through other mediums.

never buy something from walmart again

Going good since January and slowly beginning to convince my mother to stay away. She complains now that I give her “WalMart guilt”.

It’s hard though sometimes. Damn those low prices, they’re like crack.

remember people's names

this includes people i just met, people i work with and really ought to remember by now, and people i’ve known for years and manage to get confused. the last is inherited from my mother who often calls me by her sisters’ names.

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