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 40 things
 

plum's Life List

  1. 1. exercise in the morning
    12 entries . 41 cheers
    41 people
  2. 2. Make my bed every day
    9 entries . 37 cheers
    205 people
  3. 3. run a 5k
    9 entries . 34 cheers
    2,783 people
  4. 4. be a better wife
    8 entries . 24 cheers
    1,060 people
  5. 5. be a better mother
    8 entries . 22 cheers
    662 people
  6. 6. lose 25 pounds
    15 entries . 20 cheers
    1,589 people
  7. 7. do the splits
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    2,308 people
  8. 8. rock climb
    2 entries . 17 cheers
    786 people
  9. 9. Floss Every Day
    16 cheers
    1,228 people
  10. 10. be beautiful
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    1,095 people
  11. 11. smile more
    1 entry . 24 cheers
    3,618 people
  12. 12. get out of debt
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    12,271 people
  13. 13. Speak French fluently
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    2,308 people
  14. 14. pray more
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    3,199 people
  15. 15. stretch every day
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    561 people
  16. 16. live simply
    3 entries . 23 cheers
    3,223 people
  17. 17. Learn to play the guitar
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    13,739 people
  18. 18. dance more
    4 entries . 18 cheers
    1,127 people
  19. 19. learn how to drive stick-shift
    8 cheers
    4,444 people
  20. 20. take better pictures
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    469 people
  21. 21. learn how to tie the stem of a maraschino cherry with my tongue
    11 cheers
    682 people
  22. 22. learn how to play chess
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    364 people
  23. 23. learn to row
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    62 people
  24. 24. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    13 cheers
    784 people
  25. 25. Be able to do push ups
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    40 people
  26. 26. Learn to play the piano
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    8,222 people
  27. 27. Have fun
    6 cheers
    3,379 people
  28. 28. Have a signature apple dessert
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Learn Spanish
    18,260 people
  30. 30. be a good boss
    2 cheers
    17 people
  31. 31. run 3 miles
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    59 people
  32. 32. learn krav maga
    1 cheer
    280 people
  33. 33. learn to meditate
    1,849 people
  34. 34. Take a zumba class
    19 people
  35. 35. Run a 9 minute mile
    31 people
  36. 36. "Clean sweep" my life to 100%
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    42 people
  37. 37. Fly First Class
    1,263 people
  38. 38. Conquer Chiari
    1 person
  39. 39. do more with my day
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    3 people
  40. 40. Hike to Havasupai Falls
    1 cheer
    7 people

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32 years
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