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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osos in Kuwait is doing 11 things including…

change someone's life for the better

9 cheers


osos has written 3 entries about this goal

Oprah Winfery

“I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.”

Grameen Bank, Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Changing the world one family at a time, Dr. Yunus’s bank has lent more than $6 billion worldwide. The average loan? Only $130. The repayment rate for the borrower-owned bank? An astounding 99 percent!

Dr. Yunus’s bank lends what he calls “micro-credit.” The bank requires no collateral. “The fact that you are a human being, that’s a good enough introduction for us,” Dr. Yunus says. Thanks to his efforts, 58 percent of his borrowers have gotten out of poverty.

Even more unique is the fact that 97 percent of Grameen Bank’s borrowers are women. “If a woman is making money, the children become immediate beneficiaries,” Dr. Yunus says. “They went to school, they are better fed, they are better clothed.”

Despite the many lives he’s touched, Dr. Yunus says he never dreamed of winning the Nobel Prize. “I was just trying to solve a local problem,” he says. “You get millions of Nobel Prizes just going there, being with people with big smiles. … Life has changed for them.”

More spicific

This goal is not very clear for me right now, I need to be more spicific about it.

osos has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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