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 25 things

How I did it
How to visit the Grand Canyon
It took me
20 years
It made me

How to make new friendships
It took me
10 months
It made me

How to win a Regional Bridge Tournament
It took me
6 months
It made me

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Visit Graceland
I'm Going

Going to Graceland in May to celebrate 25th anniversary.

figure out what i want to do with my life
How I'm trying to do what I want

I’ve decided to retire at age 60 and devote all my time to doing things I enjoy. This will evolve over time. I’ve had to overcome my guilt and my wife’s objections to get to this point—but I have ENOUGH money and don’t really enjoy business, so why continue to do it? So, I thing I’m going to do is to start to play bridge again (I was an expert but gave it up 25+ years ago when I married a non-player) and maybe will teach it some. I’m also going to make a concerted effort to make some new male friends.

live in the present and forget the past
Stay in the Present

Do not dwell on past failures or disappointments—the future begins today.

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