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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I'm doing 9 things

jazzdrummer's Life List

  1. 1. master the drums
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    28 people
  2. 2. find my soulmate
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    3,211 people
  3. 3. Become Financially Independent
    2 cheers
    6,719 people
  4. 4. find a home
    1 cheer
    42 people
  5. 5. Learn Spanish
    2 cheers
    18,259 people
  6. 6. Make a movie
    1 cheer
    3,127 people
  7. 7. be more social
    4 cheers
    5,407 people
  8. 8. live life to the fullest
    2 cheers
    1,575 people
  9. 9. be more confident to do/be what I want
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person

How I did it
How to resolve a past relationship
It took me
14 years
It made me
Feel free

How to boogie board
It took me
1 day
It made me

Recent entries
jump high enough to dunk a basketball (read all 4 entries…)
New goal is a better fit...

I’ve changed the goal to increasing my speed and endurance with basketball. More precisely, I want to be able to play at 100% for 3-4 games full-court at my gym. What I am doing so far is working out twice a week on a court at the park in the morning. No one is usually there so I have the whole court to work on shooting and running the full length of the court. I’ve come a long way athletically…

There is a slight chance that if I really get my speed and athleticism up then I might try the dunking goal again. But for now, this is a healthier goal for my body since the jumping exercises caused my knees to swell up…

More later.

be more confident to do/be what I want (read all 2 entries…)
Happening over time...

It’s not an age thing exactly, but more of a time thing – it takes time to practice and build on these thoughts. Of course, it only takes a split-second to decide to “be” this way – or at least start to be this way.

I am finding that the more I make decisions (good or bad) the more confidence I gain. In other words, just the act of choosing and purposely doing is giving me more confidence no matter what the outcome. The more I do it, the better I get at it and the more confident I become…

I suspect this goal will never actually end since one can always improve this so therefore it’s never really coming off the list…

I guess at some point, I will pull it off the list so something else can take its place. That might be pretty soon!

resolve a past relationship (read all 2 entries…)
Going to make a visit...

I emailed someone that I might be in their city and would like to visit. I got a very positive response. Maybe she also has some unresolved feelings that might simply go away once we can talk a bit.

I have no intentions of dragging up old stuff or trying to start something new. She’s married with a child. The last thing I want to do is have any kind of awkward experience, yet I think this could be a very nice experience…

I have met her husband a few times and it was a totally comfortable and cool experience.

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