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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.

- The Robots.

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Last night was my second day at capoeira

I remember going to that same capoeira school a few years back and feeling terrible at not having the body to do capoeira. I returned to the same place and actually started to do the class. I found it really hard last night to do the exercises. I left the class early and couldnt even speak because I really hit a low that felt like kissing soil. I questioned why my body was so out of orbit, so out of shape and I had a nervous breakdown. I cried and really felt sad about the whole thing.

I do feel better somehow because I guess it took such an ugly feeling to let me know that I really want to change my life for the better.

It was a tough night for me. I move forward slowly but I keep it liquid and flowing.

Peace and Love


I felt exactly the same way,but at the first class and I had my tall,flexible friend with me who had no problem with the exercises and I felt so bad and I left and cried my eyes out too.

But knowing that I am just going have to try twice as hard to get as good I want just makes me want to do it twice as badly.

Best of luck.

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