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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.

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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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I had my first setback

I’ve been going to school full time. I had my 2nd big test. It was a series of tests and this was the last test. The last test was a speaking test with my teacher. As soon as I walked in and sat down, my teacher looked at me and said that there was no way I could pass this test. I would have to repeat the level again.

I was crushed. He was so nice about it. He said that we all learn differently and this was a pothole to getting to my goal. I excused myself.

As I left, I had all my friends outside the classroom ask me how I did I said I failed, and I fled.

I walked around for hours thinking and pondering and came to this.

The hard part isn’t passing it is continuing after a setback. I can do this, and my next post will be in a monh and change when I pass and grow and succeed. See you then


How awful to hear this happened to you. I would have been devistated too. The teacher could have at least let you attempt the test instead of allowing you to go.
I send you cyber hugs and wish you the best of luck for your future attempts and success.

Thank you !!!

Thanks so much for the hugs!!
Sadly the teacher(who is a great teacher) doesn’t have the option to let me do the test again.

in any case, thanks for the comment(so much).

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