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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And Yes, I am in my way to become the Piano Player I always dreamt about.

I don’t know exactly why it took from me more than ten years to make up my mind to do this. I will soon turn 28 y/o and I have just started my third year learning piano. I still remember my first piano lesson, my fingers were shaking, cold and struggling to find a place on the piano keyboards. My teacher told me that I couldn’t make any progress because at the age of 25, it is too late to think of becoming a piano player. It was so frustrating ! But not for me ! I didn’t believe him , simply bacause deep inside of me I always had the faith that I was born to play Piano and nothing could change this. The last time after I finished my piano practise, I went downstaris to say hello to my first teacher. He was there with a little girl teaching her how to play piano, and just next to him sat her father passionately watching her learning.My teacher represented me to the man saying : ” This is one of my students ”.He stopped for a while and then added like if he felt that his previous words were not enough : ” In fact, he is one of my best students and he could make progress very very fast ”.

Everyday & everywhere you may meet one of those who has no affair but telling you that it is impossible and too late to do things. Don’t argue! Draw a smile on your face, fill your life with faith, passion and patience, and keep going until you reach your goal.

Wish Ya All the Best :)



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Lion Heart "I bet you're gonna have a really great year!"

This is so inspirational! Congratulations!

This is my favorite line from what you wrote: “Everyday & everywhere you may meet one of those who has no affair but telling you that it is impossible and too late to do things.”

Amen to that. ANYTHING & EVERYTHING is possible when we believe! Thanks for the reminder. When I was 25 I learned how to swim & ride a bike & within less than a year I completed an Olympic distance triathlon. Very little training. I just believed that I could. My training log was pathetic & I hadn’t done any open water swimming or I’d only been on a bike less than 10 times total. It was my first time on a road bike.

When I completed the race I had the best feeling of my life, I can tell you for sure that 99% of my passion & excitement is what took me across that finish line!!!

You are the best pianist. I appreciate you sharing your zest! Thank you!

Live the moment and Leave the rest..

I have Faith in Fate, and I am sure everything happens for a reason ! If we are to live what we are meant to live, why should I spend what remains of my life wondering : ” why do this happen to me?

Yesterday’s gone forever, and Tomorrow i am not sure I’ll be home when it nocks my doors, this is why I am not going to bother myself with them, simply because they don’t even exist !

Live the moment and Leave the rest..

I am happy my little words were such a color in your wonderful rainbow :) Wish you all the best !

Thank you :)


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