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 37 things

Dave's Life List

  1. 1. garden compulsively
    7 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. buy a late 60's/early 70's Cadillac convertible
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    3 people
  3. 3. Learn about Guitar Gabriel and his music
    2 entries
    1 person
  4. 4. steal a motorcycle
    1 entry
    1 person
  5. 5. figure out where I'm going
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    11 people
  6. 6. Celebrate Guy Fawkes Day
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6 people
  7. 7. To live instead of exist
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    11,477 people
  8. 8. Give back to the community
    6 cheers
    51 people
  9. 9. get a dog
    7 cheers
    3,997 people
  10. 10. stop biting my nails
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,260 people
  11. 11. let go of my anger
    4 entries . 13 cheers
    71 people
  12. 12. get a motorcycle
    2 cheers
    400 people
  13. 13. have better posture
    3 cheers
    7,978 people
  14. 14. purge ruthlessly
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. read the classics
    4 cheers
    716 people
  16. 16. Do 50 sit-ups a day
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    36 people
  17. 17. listen more
    1 cheer
    335 people
  18. 18. take my kids geocaching
    6 cheers
    2 people
  19. 19. dance in the rain with someone special.
    4 cheers
    85 people
  20. 20. start meaningful holiday traditions
    5 cheers
    14 people
  21. 21. visit Lego Land in Denmark
    3 cheers
    8 people
  22. 22. have multiple streams of passive income
    3 cheers
    419 people
  23. 23. laugh more
    4 cheers
    1,870 people
  24. 24. Drive across the USA
    4 cheers
    2,142 people
  25. 25. live passionately
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    5,635 people
  26. 26. Complete "The Artist's Way"
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    398 people
  27. 27. be the kind of person I want to meet
    2 cheers
    61 people
  28. 28. practice disclosure technique often
    1 person
  29. 29. grow an avocado tree
    3 cheers
    50 people
  30. 30. have sex in the rain
    162 people
  31. 31. 'cleansweep' my life up to 100% (
    1 cheer
    119 people
  32. 32. garden
    1 cheer
    330 people
  33. 33. Open a Commodities Trading Account
    1 cheer
    4 people
  34. 34. implement GTD
    1 entry
    426 people
  35. 35. master the law of attraction
    1 cheer
    304 people
  36. 36. stay in an over-the-water bungalow in Bora Bora
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people
  37. 37. Fulfull my dream of making music for a living
    6 team members
    7 people
Recent entries
fix my marriage or get a divorce (read all 5 entries…)
Done and done, almost

Well – She’s been out of the house for months and I was served with divorce papers a few weeks ago. All that’s left is to sign the agreement.

garden compulsively (read all 7 entries…)
Southern Magnolias

Anyway, spent the day with the kids. Emma in the morning messing around in the yard and Sammy in the afternoon. We went driving (technically speaking you might call it trespassing) in the woods and I found a bunch of “baby” Southern Magnolias. We dug up two dozen of them and planted the larger ones in the yard and the small ones in pots. Turns out that it’s getting down to 24 degrees tonight – the coldest it’s been in years. Nothing I can do about the ones in the yard, but I put the potted ones in the pool house with the rest of my nursery operation – mostly a bunch of camellias and azaleas that I’m trying to root so I can put them in the yard. It’s a great place to put my energy and I’m trying to create borders down the sides of my property. The way it is now I’ve got gorgeous St. Augustine growing right up to where the farmer plows his field – no visual border or transition at all, so that’s my goal. It’s about 1500 or 2000 feet on each side so that’s a lot of plants…

find out what's going on when you tell someone that you love them. Are you doing this for yourself, or are you doing this for them? (read all 2 entries…)

Who knows what really drives people to do the things they do????

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