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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mwink

Knocking off more than a few things this year. Ya 2014!



I'm doing 33 things
 

mwink's Life List

  1. 1. Be the kind of person I want to meet
    110 cheers
    61 people
  2. 2. Be exceptional at my work
    1 entry . 93 cheers
    2 people
  3. 3. Have a beautiful wedding
    18 cheers
    50 people
  4. 4. Join the board of a worthy non-profit
    4 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. Buy a car
    9 cheers
    3,469 people
  6. 6. Get a rescue puppy
    33 cheers
    2 people
  7. 7. New home! Decorate backyard & rooftop terrace
    2 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Read "7 Principles for Making Marriage Work" and discuss with fiance
    3 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Have first kid at age 28
    4 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Become a dog foster parent
    12 cheers
    3 people
  11. 11. Honeymoon in Hawaii
    5 cheers
    34 people
  12. 12. Snorkel with sea turtles
    13 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Swim with manta rays
    6 cheers
    15 people
  14. 14. Go on the sunrise bike tour down the Haleakala volcano in Hawaii
    6 cheers
    2 people
  15. 15. Go on a safari
    4 cheers
    888 people
  16. 16. Take a course at Harvard Business School
    5 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Make flossing a habit
    4 cheers
    4 people
  18. 18. Run a half marathon
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    2,491 people
  19. 19. See the Aurora Borealis in Alaska
    9 cheers
    7 people
  20. 20. Hike the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu
    1 entry . 51 cheers
    71 people
  21. 21. Go on a yoga retreat abroad
    20 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. Run Disney Half-Marathon
    6 cheers
    3 people
  23. 23. Become truly proficient in Spanish & French
    28 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Treat my body like a temple
    26 cheers
    139 people
  25. 25. Don't take life so seriously
    56 cheers
    6 people
  26. 26. Write a will
    13 cheers
    758 people
  27. 27. Create a second income
    19 cheers
    4 people
  28. 28. Learn German
    22 cheers
    5,480 people
  29. 29. Learn Arabic
    23 cheers
    2,364 people
  30. 30. Sponsor a child
    31 cheers
    265 people
  31. 31. Believe that I'm beautiful
    107 cheers
    19 people
  32. 32. Write a letter to myself that I'll open in 5 years (write this when I move to US)
    36 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. "Clean sweep" my life to 100%
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    42 people

How I did it
How to support my parents financially
It took me
2 years
It made me
proud and relieved


How to run a 10K race
It took me
4 months
It made me
feel strong


How to pay off my $33K student debt within 18 months of graduation
It took me
18 months
It made me
extremely gratified!


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Recent entries
"Clean sweep" my life to 100% (read all 2 entries…)
Dec 2012: 89%

Physical Environment: 23
Well-Being: 20
Money: 24
Relationships: 22
TOTAL: 89 (was 76 – a 17% jump from Feb!)

Will revisit in half a year!
http://betterme.org/cleansweep.html
Things to work on:
  • I back up my hard drive at least monthly.
  • My bed is made daily.
  • I rarely use caffeine. (Chocolate, coffee, colas, tea) less than 3 times per week, total.
  • I rarely watch television. (Less than 5 hours per week).
  • I rarely drink alcohol. (Less than 2 drinks per week)
  • I have had a complete physical examination within the past 3 years.
  • I use well-made sunglasses.
  • My will is up-to-date and accurate.
  • I have told my parents, in the last 3 months, that I love them.
  • I do not gossip or talk about others.
  • I do not judge or criticize others.


run a half marathon
Personal Challenge!

Just started running this summer. And now I’m training for a half marathon next spring!

I’m crazy enough to think I can do this.



Make 6 figures by age 25 (read all 2 entries…)
A Few Extra Pennies

Today, I cross this off! :)



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