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 35 things

jknaup's Life List

  1. 1. Walk as much of the Great Wall of China as I can.
    1 entry
    1 person
  2. 2. Own a plane.
    36 people
  3. 3. Manage my ADHD better.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  4. 4. Marry the right person for me
    1 entry
    1 person
  5. 5. Control my finances.
    3 entries
    16 people
  6. 6. Have a home in California.
    1 entry
    4 people
  7. 7. Learn Jeet Kun Do.
    2 entries
    8 people
  8. 8. Climb a mountain.
    2,133 people
  9. 9. Charter a yacht.
    6 people
  10. 10. Go to Nice France.
    2 people
  11. 11. Learn that I have to focus on my life instead of everyone else's all the time.
    1 entry
    1 person
  12. 12. Learn how to surf.
    965 people
  13. 13. Climb to the crash site of F-16 I crewed in the USAF with pilot from Arizona.
    1 person
  14. 14. Work with an anti human trafficking org to save some kids from the sex trade.
    1 person
  15. 15. Sponsor a child through World Vision.
    1 entry
    24 people
  16. 16. Focus on aligning my spending with my values.
    1 entry
    1 person
  17. 17. Become financially independent.
    6,719 people
  18. 18. Go to Amalfi.
    2 people
  19. 19. Go to Malta.
    23 people
  20. 20. Rebuild the home I lost in Martha's Vineyard
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. Become a pilot
    384 people
  22. 22. Have four children (Noah, Emma, Josh & Zoe)
    1 person
  23. 23. Have a vocation that Inspires & motivates my spirit
    1 person
  24. 24. Get completely debt free
    3 people
  25. 25. Be a coach for the University of Michigan football team
    1 person
  26. 26. Travel somewhere new, near of far, once a month
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. Get washboard abs & get some dental work.
    1 person
  28. 28. Own a large piece of green California coastal land.
    1 person
  29. 29. Take a trip as travel companions with Morgan Freeman.
    1 person
  30. 30. Learn to play guitar.
    1 entry
    5,062 people
  31. 31. Learn to speak Mandarin.
    92 people
  32. 32. Learn to speak Spanish.
    2,713 people
  33. 33. Live a holy life.
    3 people
  34. 34. Run a marathon.
    12,897 people
  35. 35. paraglide
    252 people
Recent entries
get a doberman

Got her in January of 2013. Great dog. Very sensitive. She’s helped me learn more focus&leadership. Love her a lot. I take good care of her&she’s growing really fast. 35 lbs to about 80lbs. She’s more relaxed in the country. Got he from a Craigslist ad looking to sell her. Might not be a Search&Rescue dog but she’s definitely a man’s best friend.

find my dad (read all 2 entries…)

He came to see me in San Diego. Last summer was the first time we’d seen each other in many years. The highlight, sitting in the bar in PB I turn to him & say “Dad, I would’ve done so much more if you would’ve been there for me”. He covers his mouth with one hand & starts to choke back tears until they start running across the back of his hand. We had been talking about Tiger Woods & Michael Jordan. Their relationships with their fathers made a big impact on their lives. Now we talk once a week. He helped me load up my truck for the final move out to San Diego last spring. Learning a lot.

learn to play guitar
Waiting for the drive......

I’ve got a good guitar. It’s tuned and I can tune it. I know this is going to be part of my life so I keep holding on until the drive pulls my heart to make it a habit to learn.

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