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. Learn my lessons the first go 'round.
    3 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Finish my business plan
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    39 people
  3. 3. retire young
    2 cheers
    153 people
  4. 4. be wealthy in giving
    2 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. buy a house for my mom
    2 cheers
    15 people
  6. 6. send my kids to college
    2 cheers
    42 people
  7. 7. Go to the Naples Winter Wine Festival
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. Go to the Hamptons
    5 people
  9. 9. Drink wine in Napa Valley
    5 cheers
    13 people
  10. 10. let people go that need to be let go
    2 cheers
    17 people
  11. 11. travel the world
    2 cheers
    21,174 people
  12. 12. Meet the one person who has already done my 43 things and gone to my 43 places.
    1 person
  13. 13. Develop my sticktuitiveness
    1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. Do a rain dance with an Indian Tribe until it rains
    1 cheer
    5 people
  15. 15. Read fairy tales to my kids under a weeping willow
    3 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Be debt free
    1 cheer
    2,274 people
  17. 17. get a root canal
    4 people
  18. 18. Have a fondue and wine picnic in a gazebo
    1 cheer
    1 person
  19. 19. have a clam bake
    1 cheer
    4 people
  20. 20. go to Hawaii
    1,944 people
  21. 21. attend a charity auction
    2 people
  22. 22. Receive invitations to asmallworld.net
    285 people
  23. 23. Visit Mount Rushmore
    61 people
  24. 24. go on a road trip across the U.S.
    175 people
  25. 25. Face My Finances for 15 minutes Daily
    1 person
  26. 26. Live by the beach
    1 cheer
    298 people
  27. 27. see the seven wonders of the world
    1 cheer
    551 people
  28. 28. live in luxury
    9 people
  29. 29. Own a Jaeger-Lecoultre Watch
    1 person
  30. 30. Learn to play the piano
    2 cheers
    8,220 people
  31. 31. Own an Imperial Faberge Egg
    2 people
  32. 32. Put on a beekeeper's uniform and harvest my own honeycomb
    1 person
  33. 33. Party with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
    1 person
  34. 34. Become a billionaire
    459 people
  35. 35. join the Mile High Club
    922 people
  36. 36. Own a home accessible only via watercraft
    1 person
  37. 37. meet Michael Jackson
    1 cheer
    100 people
  38. 38. Carry a bottle of Bling H2O without looking pretentious
    1 person
  39. 39. go to the oscars
    1 cheer
    149 people
  40. 40. win a tony award
    37 people
  41. 41. share blogs with 43 43Ters on Vox
    7 team members
    1 person
  42. 42. win a grammy
    115 people
  43. 43. go on a Michigan lighthouse tour
    2 people
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