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 42 things

techentre's Life List

  1. 1. Volunteer at Audiovox
    1 person
  2. 2. Complete Bachelor's Degree
    5 people
  3. 3. open office on the west coast
    1 person
  4. 4. become a professor
    312 people
  5. 5. Go Tramping
    5 people
  6. 6. publish some poetry
    9 people
  7. 7. write a science fiction novel
    1 cheer
    61 people
  8. 8. Hit revenue goal of 1 Million
    2 people
  9. 9. Hit revenue goal of 500k
    2 people
  10. 10. invest ethically
    1 cheer
    3 people
  11. 11. Get a song on XM Chill
    1 person
  12. 12. Vacation in France with my girlfriend
    1 person
  13. 13. Pay Student Loans below 10K
    1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. Pay Student Loans below 15K
    1 person
  15. 15. Pay Student Loans below 20K
    1 person
  16. 16. Pay Student Loans below 25K
    1 person
  17. 17. become a scientist
    134 people
  18. 18. work for a nonprofit
    65 people
  19. 19. start a non-profit
    369 people
  20. 20. adopt a child or have one
    1 person
  21. 21. train my dog
    1 cheer
    500 people
  22. 22. Publish a novel
    1,102 people
  23. 23. Own a rental property
    15 people
  24. 24. Flip a house
    322 people
  25. 25. Write a short story
    1,176 people
  26. 26. Have good sex
    1 entry
    61 people
  27. 27. Take a Road trip
    968 people
  28. 28. Travel Europe
    811 people
  29. 29. Make a family tree
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    325 people
  30. 30. Go to Puerto Rico
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    124 people
  31. 31. Make real friends
    1 cheer
    221 people
  32. 32. Listen more
    335 people
  33. 33. Write a Novel
    11,515 people
  34. 34. publish a short story
    365 people
  35. 35. have better posture
    7,978 people
  36. 36. Finish my associates degree
    1 entry
    72 people
  37. 37. Appreciate my life
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    28 people
  38. 38. Be a better boyfriend
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    164 people
  39. 39. Cry more
    1 entry
    44 people
  40. 40. Swear less
    2 entries
    535 people
  41. 41. Improve my vocabulary
    1,115 people
  42. 42. Get out of debt
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    12,271 people

How I did it
How to switch to a credit union
It took me
40 days
It made me

How to find 3 non-profits to support
It took me
30 days
It made me

How to become a vegetarian
It took me
2 weeks
It made me

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Recent entries
Donate $100 to Charity
Monthly donations

If you are trying to be financially responsible and have put together a budget, an easy way to give to charity in smaller amounts is to set up an auto charge to a debit or credit card. 10 bucks a month for a year and you’ve hit your goal! I know most charities can do this, it actually makes it easier for them to budget internally too. Often they you are called a sustaining member since you keep them going all the time!

appreciate my life
The basics

I’ve got a place of my own, food on the table, people to love and an imagination, what more can you want!

swear less (read all 2 entries…)
Take a lesson from Fantastic Mr. Fox

I like using the word cuss instead of swearing, it’s comical and accomplishes the goal. People usually ask me what it’s from, and I tell them I’m trying to swear less and it’s from a great movie/book

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