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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omega3's Life List

  1. 1. Start using SVN.
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    123 people
  2. 2. start a wiki
    28 people
  3. 3. meditate daily
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    4,819 people
  4. 4. complete Pimsleur Japanese II
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    2 people
  5. 5. set realistic goals
    43 people
  6. 6. earn my black belt
    77 people
  7. 7. do the splits
    2,308 people
  8. 8. live in Japan
    716 people
  9. 9. buy a motorcycle
    1,173 people
  10. 10. Get a new job
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    1,983 people
  11. 11. Learn another language
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  12. 12. sew my own clothes
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meditate daily

letting go is so very hard. clearly it’s what i need to work on most.

See They Might Be Giants perform live
much easier to do on the East Coast

THEY give tons of concerts in NYC and Philly, and don’t venture out relatively much.

If you really want to see Them, plan a trip to NYC (you gotta heart NYC) and catch TMBG doing one of their not-infrequent free gigs. I saw a free show in Central Park once, many years ago, and I got Flans to sign my absentee excuse note from high school. :D

complete Pimsleur Japanese II
pursuant to my "set realistic goals" goal...

It’s silly to declare that my goal is to “learn Japanese”. Considering that a native Japanese speaker could conceivably major in his own language, going on to complete a PhD, and still feel there are depths yet unexplored, at what point would I consider myself to have “learned Japanese”?

While I’m the last person to suggest that knowledge comes in prefab packages, encapsulated courses can be very good tools for setting doable goals. Besides, with an audio course like Pimsleur, I can work on my splits while I’m Japanifying.

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