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 6 things

tkdmusclerock's Life List

  1. 1. Meditate in a Buddhist temple in Asia
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    1 person
  2. 2. Pass College Algebra
    23 people
  3. 3. become a taekwondo master
    1 entry
    4 people
  4. 4. earn my black belt
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    77 people
  5. 5. Write and record an album
    268 people
  6. 6. get in a fight
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    231 people
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get in a fight
I'm not a bully...

...and I haven’t been in a plain old fistfight since fifth grade. For me to “win” this challenge, I would have to beat someone the same size as me. My Walter Mitty fantasy is stopping a bully from picking on a weaker person. Maybe I just want to test myself in a genuine no-rules except personal honor throwdown.

earn my black belt
I have one black belt; I want to earn another.

My base style is taekwondo; I want a black belt in a very different style, maybe grappling (jujutsu).

become a taekwondo master
In 5 years...

...I will earn the rank of Master. I have learned so much in my nine year martial arts odyssey. By becoming a master I will have achieved something extraordinary.

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