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 24 things

jotafc's Life List

  1. 1. reinvent myself
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    425 people
  2. 2. Practice spiritual disciplines
    6 people
  3. 3. be more confident
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    11,598 people
  4. 4. Read more
    1 entry
    9,072 people
  5. 5. Be healthy, stay healthy, eat healthy
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    161 people
  6. 6. lose 30 lbs
    917 people
  7. 7. be more articulate
    1 entry
    323 people
  8. 8. Write more
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,812 people
  9. 9. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  10. 10. memorize more poetry
    24 people
  11. 11. get a masters degree
    1 entry
    2,999 people
  12. 12. Learn to cook
    1 entry
    10,169 people
  13. 13. travel the world
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,175 people
  14. 14. write a book
    31,381 people
  15. 15. learn to play classical guitar
    95 people
  16. 16. learn german
    1 cheer
    5,480 people
  17. 17. learn french
    1 cheer
    12,884 people
  18. 18. write poetry
    795 people
  19. 19. build muscle
    406 people
  20. 20. Learn to juggle
    1,318 people
  21. 21. watch every film in the Criterion Collection
    1 cheer
    31 people
  22. 22. own a house
    2,283 people
  23. 23. homestead
    39 people
  24. 24. Take Fleisher's Butchering 101
    1 person

How I did it
How to figure out what i want to do with my life
It took me
10 years
It made me
Happy and peaceful

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My goal

I want to read at least one book every week.

Write more
Just write!

I love writing. I love words. I love the creative process, and how it opens up whole worlds of inventiveness, emotions and meaning. I was born to write, among other things. It’s my bliss, my passion. What I do lack is the discipline to grow as a writer; to improve my vocabulary, to polish my grammar, to define my style, to find my voice… I want to write daily, and I want to write confidently. I can do this!

Learn to cook
To cook, to eat, to live!

I want to cook, to really cook… I want to be able to prepare delicious meals for my family and friends. I want to take some classes, to really learn how to cut, how to season, what pans and knives to use when, etc…

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