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 16 things

x3ad's Life List

  1. 1. get out of debt
    1 cheer
    12,271 people
  2. 2. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  3. 3. buy nothing for a weekend.
    1 entry
    2 people
  4. 4. build a dune buggy
    1 cheer
    10 people
  5. 5. restore a classic car
    1 entry
    113 people
  6. 6. patent an invention
    153 people
  7. 7. Own my own business
    1,694 people
  8. 8. Get a PhD
    3 cheers
    2,975 people
  9. 9. Put a message in a bottle and throw it out to sea
    888 people
  10. 10. take an official IQ test
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    697 people
  11. 11. Join Mensa
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    284 people
  12. 12. write a book
    31,381 people
  13. 13. Send something to post secret
    672 people
  14. 14. visit all 50 states
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    9,057 people
  15. 15. go to a comedy club
    39 people
  16. 16. go to burning man
    1,610 people

How I did it
How to trace my family tree back at least 6 generations
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to get a promotion
It took me
9 years
It made me

How to start using audio books during my drive time
It took me
2 weeks
It made me

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visit all 50 states (read all 5 entries…)

visited 35 states (70%)Create your own visited map of The United States or another interesting project

Finish remodeling our house. (read all 2 entries…)
Almost Done

All of the major work done is done, just some minor finishing work to do.

restore a classic car
Picked one atleast

This one is a little ways off yet, but I have decided on a 65 to 67 Mustang.

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