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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  1. 1. travel to antartica
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  2. 2. forgive myself
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  3. 3. graduate from college
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  4. 4. read the harvard classics
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  5. 5. LEARN CSS
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  6. 6. lose 50 pounds
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Quit Smoking
Best thing I've ever done for myself

It’s been three years. Not the easiest thing I’ve ever done but I am so glad I did it. A few points to ponder:

1. The desire to smoke will pass whether or not you smoke, so don’t smoke: just put it off for another 10 minutes. Repeat as necessary until nap time.

2. Naps are your friend.

3. Drink lots of water. You should already be drinking lots of water. If you’re not, start now. Yes, I know coffee is mostly water. Not what I’m talking about. WATER.

4. Take baths. Swim in a pool or the ocean. I don’t know what it is with water but it really helped me.

5. Learn to breathe. Most of our breathing has been conscious breathing (i.e. inhaling). You need to re-learn how to breathe, especially when you’re stressed.

Send a PM if you feel like you need to.

Travel to Antartica
Polar Cruises

30 days from Tierra Del Fuego to New Zealand. On an icebreaker!!!!

This looks like the one I want to do. It’s silly expensive but I think I can swing it next year.

There are so many reasons why I want to do this: I guess I’ll be writing about it a bunch as it comes up.


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