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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MarkI going back

I made my decision. I’m going to go back to Dive school. 23 months ago


MarkThinking of trying again....

If I were to even start this process again I need to train for the baseline.
I need to accomplish the following.
30lb tread with fins IWPs
I need to learn how to scuba dive
Run a sub 10 1.5 mile
tread water egg beater with weight for 30 mins
be a life guard
get a degree 2 years ago


MarkWell this is at close to the bottom.

I was dropped from Dive Prep two months ago. My soul is broken when it comes to my hopes and dreams. I will need time to rethink my life. 2 years ago


MarkI swam 25 meters sub surface in one breath. 8/27/2011

My work out began first by getting off a 12 hour night shift from the ER. Then I pounded some Jack3d to work my upper body out then I hit the pool. After about ten minutes of swimming. I decided to push myself. “Over unders” I heard people call it. Swim over the water to the end and then swim under the water on the way back. I’ve always tried to this but I fail almost every time. But this time it was different. I went to go under, swimming only half way. I finish to the end. I freestyle on the way back. I try again. I get a little bit further. I tried maybe 5 or 6 more times. Each time getting closer to the other end in one breath. Then I told myself I’m not leaving until I get to the other end in one breath. Every time I go subsurface I try to calm down and relax, while I breath out slowly. Then finally I get to the other end in one breath. I hit the wall with my hand then I raise the other high in the air as I accomplishing I hidden goal.

In dive school its 50Meters subsurface in one breath. So its little steps 2 years ago


MarkSMART!!!

Specifc:
I want to be a Navy Diver. I must pass all evolutions in Pre-Dive Great Lakes,Il. I must pass all evolutions in Panama City, Fl. I must pass all my tests to become a Navy Diver and Dive Medical Techincian. I want a better life for myself. I want a job where I can work hard and play hard. I want co-workers I can trust with my life.
Measurable:
When I have my DMT pin on my Chest I have accomplished my goal.
Attainable:
Yes. I have orders to Great Lakes, Il for February 2012
Realistic/Relevant:
Yes. Anything is possible. To be better than myself. I know I can be better than what the Navy has already given me.
Timely:
I have 5 months. Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan To prepare. 2 years ago


 

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