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 18 things

skr5e's Life List

  1. 1. Read a book every month
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    297 people
  2. 2. meditate daily
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    4,819 people
  3. 3. floss regularly
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    333 people
  4. 4. do yoga
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    2,364 people
  5. 5. Learn Perfect Pitch
    1 entry
    63 people
  6. 6. learn Russian
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    2,822 people
  7. 7. memorize poetry
    5 entries . 2 cheers
    88 people
  8. 8. get a six pack
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,032 people
  9. 9. see more concerts
    1 entry
    78 people
  10. 10. live in a commune
    144 people
  11. 11. Learn to whistle with my fingers
    1 cheer
    1,157 people
  12. 12. become first aid certified
    2 cheers
    69 people
  13. 13. grow mushrooms
    1 entry
    43 people
  14. 14. go to burning man
    1 cheer
    1,611 people
  15. 15. Go to Mardi Gras
    717 people
  16. 16. learn to preserve fruit and vegetables
    1 cheer
    17 people
  17. 17. Become Financially Independent
    1 entry
    6,723 people
  18. 18. own a ranch
    78 people

How I did it
How to make yogurt
It took me
1 day
It made me

Recent entries
do 20 pull-ups
starting at zero

I can do no wide grip pull-ups at all.

My short term goal for december is to be able to do 3 wide grip pull ups, and work my way up to 20 pull ups.

Learn Perfect Pitch
Functional Ear Trainer?

Does anyone use this software, Functional Ear Trainer? I’ve been able to consistently get around 80% for identifying tones in a Random key for both major and minor keys after a couple months of practice. I hope this pays off.

floss regularly (read all 2 entries…)
keeping it up

been managing this quite well for the past 3 weeks with no skips. It helps to set a “trigger” to floss whenever you see it. It’s almost automatic now!

I’ve got this one in the bag.

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