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. study art history
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  2. 2. be an expert at something
    47 people
  3. 3. Change the oil in my car
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    25 people
  4. 4. get out of debt
    12,271 people
  5. 5. start a scholarship fund
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  6. 6. get a cat
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  7. 7. hurry up and get done with this 43 fuckin things
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  8. 8. chop down a tree with an axe
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  9. 9. date more.
    248 people
  10. 10. conquer SPSS
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    1 person
  11. 11. Win the club championship
    1 person
  12. 12. golf under 90
    23 people
  13. 13. Try acid
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  14. 14. Create a personal recipe book
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    716 people
  15. 15. never pay credit cards again
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get a six pack (read all 4 entries…)
jump rope instead

This is a bs goal. Instead I bought a jump rope and I feel healthy. Let’s be honest, it’s about feeling healthy.

Buy a House
Bought a condo

My advise: buy something with as many bedrooms as you can afford and rent out all the rooms. Life is a long race – this is a best case situation to amass some money and plan the rest of your life. But beware, I bought and the housing market is still going down the tubes. You can not. I repeat, can not but a house based on financial profits. I don’t care what you think you know or what you’ve been told. You’re living in that space. If you treat it like an investment you’re living the wrong kind of life. Instead, treat it like a home. When you buy it it’s only a house. Your goal should be to make it a home. If your goal is to earn 10% a year then gfy.

write a book on management (read all 4 entries…)

I figured out that managment is about managing things and processes…I’m more of a leader…of people. Managment sucks and I’m too jaded to tell other people that they should excel in their managment endevor….first, the lawyers, then the managers!!!

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