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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.

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Survived a year in Little Rock

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italnolaMaster's in Economics

this is a strange degree. It is normally awarded on the way to a PhD. If you want a job then an MBA, a master’s in finance, or a master’s in analytics would be better. North Texas offers a quantitative program that normally leads to positions in market research or as a pricing analyst. That might be worthy.

If you want a PhD just get a PhD. Entering a Ph.D. program having completed an economics M.A. at another school will not shorten the duration of the Ph.D. program. If you want to get into a PhD program it might be easier and cheaper to spend a year at your undergraduate school taking a year of math courses or to go to one of the programs that specialize in getting people ready for the PhD.

If you want to avoid the real world for a while and do something cool then either do something cool (hike the Appalachian trail, teach English in Vietnam, or whatever) or get a master’s degree on the cheap. Don’t load up on student debt for this. 10 months ago

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Lived in Cologne for a year. It was great, I learned a lot about Germans. I saw much of Europe. It does take a long time to get to know Germans. They really are reserved. But I joined a gym and went every day. That was a good way to meet people. And of course going to bars. 10 months ago

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Great point. It is very easy to have vague goals that aren’t really achievable and that we can’t figure out how to progress. This is a good measurement and you can see what you could do to get closer to achieving it. 10 months ago

italnolastep 1 have some sort of musical ability

Well I’m taking basic voice lessons. Really basic voice lessons. Teacher keeps forgetting how little I know about music. But, each day we get better. 10 months ago

italnolai applaud getting out of your comfort zone

i applaud getting out of your comfort zone 14 months ago

italnolaThis year I've been lucky

Got to go to the Florida Keys and Hawaii. Both times my schedule was very hectic but I did manage to make sure I got in some diving. 18 months ago

italnola 23 months ago


Obviously something vague like great dad is not really actionable.

I plan to tell him I love him every day. And i know the quote from Dr.Lou about kids needing love the most when they deserve it the least.

I want to teach him self-reliance and the satisfaction of real accomplishment too. but he’s too little just yet. 23 months ago

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italnolaMy plans

My plan is to break it up into small parts 2 years ago

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I wonder if Superbetter would help me with this. Superbetter is the gamification site that helps you with your quests. 2 years ago

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italnola 2 years ago helped me a lot. 2 years ago

italnolastart with the course 2 years ago

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italnolaSo obviously you could go to a local university and take grad level stats.

Lots of departments from education to economics and bio offer stats. Not just the math and stats departments.

I took mine at ICPSR which was great. It really helped me. The teachers there are known for their ability to teach high level stats. Most of the students were not hard core stats people-most were a bit afraid of stats. But at the end you’ve learned a lot. And Ann Arbor is nice.

CARMA does similar programs but shorter. 2 years ago

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