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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Carol Adair

Setting life's goals, writing them down to review daily.

I'm doing 19 things

How I did it
How to clean out my desk
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to eliminate debt.
It took me
2 years
It made me
more relaxed

How to ask for a raise
It took me
3 months
It made me

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have my old Cannondale bike maintenanced
Bike Maintenance

First, I rode it briefly to assess what I thought it needed. Then, I loaded it up, took it to a local bike shop. I informed them that I knew it needed new tires, tubes, grips and greased. They let me know that they have a maintenance that they perform that also checks brakes, chain, etc. for one fee.

I left it with them for only a couple of days…she rides like new!!

go to vietnam
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I’ve heard it is a very beautiful lush tropical place. Want to explore the country that was a huge part of my childhood – hearing about the VietNam war. Also, love the french language, so will enjoy it’s french history.

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We love our larger patio! We spend a lot more time in the backyard than we did. We’ve always been “yard” people, but now we have neighbors over for cookouts, drinks, visiting much more than we did before. It’s amazing how it has made a difference—even in the hot summer weather, it beckons us to spend time outside in the evenings and mornings more than we previously were spending!

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