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.

Export My Content
FAQ

redstar




 
  1. 1. run an 8-minute mile
    83 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. do 100 consecutive push-ups
    14 cheers
    82 people
  3. 3. become a helicopter pilot
    48 cheers
    31 people
  4. 4. learn morse code
    3 cheers
    308 people
  5. 5. take the cytometry test
    2 cheers
    0 people
  6. 6. have coffee in Marfa, Texas
    57 cheers
    0 people
  7. 7. break free from the bonds of basic research
    26 cheers
    0 people
  8. 8. bowl in Paris, Texas
    100 cheers
    0 people
  9. 9. be fluent in spanish
    36 cheers
    1,143 people
  10. 10. read all of the works by Poe
    23 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. find a supervisor
    7 cheers
    0 people
  12. 12. patch the butt of my jeans with tatted lace
    5 cheers
    0 people
  13. 13. exhibit my photography
    16 cheers
    80 people
  14. 14. make home made moon pies
    6 cheers
    0 people
  15. 15. get trapped in an elevator with someone interesting
    230 cheers
    11 people
  16. 16. work in forensic science
    61 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. print out photos, place them in albums
    1 cheer
    0 people
  18. 18. develop all my film
    1 cheer
    26 people
  19. 19. learn Tambour Beading
    1 cheer
    0 people
  20. 20. make 43 different flavors of macaron
    2 cheers
    0 people
  21. 21. have 20 people view my photography on Etsy each day
    84 cheers
    0 people
  22. 22. join the gym
    2 cheers
    123 people
  23. 23. get my watches fixed
    0 people
  24. 24. take sculling lessons
    1 cheer
    1 person
  25. 25. Drive through the 48 continental states
    6 cheers
    0 people
  26. 26. get my diving certificate
    8 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. learn to stitch Hong Kong seams
    1 cheer
    0 people
  28. 28. learn to tie a monkey fist knot
    3 cheers
    0 people
  29. 29. run 3 x a week for two weeks
    13 cheers
    0 people
  30. 30. tat a frog closure
    4 cheers
    0 people
  31. 31. pass the flow certification test
    1 cheer
    0 people
  32. 32. hold a plank for 5 minutes
    16 cheers
    2 people
  33. 33. see the Corpus Clock and the Chronophage
    28 cheers
    0 people
  34. 34. learn ASL
    7 cheers
    405 people
  35. 35. be fluent in french
    25 cheers
    1,038 people
  36. 36. learn all the French from the Coffee Break French series
    12 cheers
    0 people
  37. 37. make a Japanese garden
    18 cheers
    37 people
  38. 38. have a well defined back
    21 cheers
    0 people
  39. 39. learn Russian
    58 cheers
    2,822 people
  40. 40. tat a lace skirt
    13 cheers
    0 people
  41. 41. build this house
    16 cheers
    0 people
  42. 42. drink 43 new cocktails
    0 people
  43. 43. buy land in Joshua Tree
    0 people
  44. 44. run a 10-minute mile run
    6 cheers
    0 people
  45. 45. buy an Airstream and place it on my land in Joshua Tree
    0 people
  46. 46. Learn 50 ASL signs
    1 cheer
    0 people
  47. 47. fit into all eight pairs of jeans stashed in my closet
    11 cheers
    0 people
  48. 48. build a tilt shift lens
    0 people
  49. 49. restring my grandmothers pearls
    2 cheers
    0 people
  50. 50. buy a Kelsey letterpress
    0 people
  51. 51. learn 1000 Russian words
    11 cheers
    0 people
  52. 52. do 50 push-ups in one day
    7 cheers
    0 people
  53. 53. make homemade ketchup
    6 cheers
    0 people
  54. 54. embroider a peacock on a skirt
    5 cheers
    0 people
  55. 55. sew a corset
    2 people
  56. 56. visit all 50 states
    9,056 people
  57. 57. find the counter culture here
    4 cheers
    0 people
  58. 58. own a beach house
    50 cheers
    298 people
  59. 59. finish this list in the next 2 years
    0 people
  60. 60. read all 14 books from the Oz series
    6 cheers
    0 people

 

I want to:
43 Things Login