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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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verbafelix in Portsmouth is doing 23 things including…

Learn to juggle

5 cheers


verbafelix has written 5 entries about this goal

i just did so well!!

using what i discovered yesterday, today i juggled. i felt it. i got to the point where i didn’t have to think about it, almost like the balls were juggling themselves (until i missed a catch). slowing down the hands and using high tosses, i did a marathon in comparison to what i usually can do. now just need to throw them straight without the help of a wall. i feel awesome.

made significant progress today

part of me thinks i should check off this goal because i have “learned to juggle”. i know how but i’m not where i want to be with the skill so i’ll keep with it for now. anyway i FINALLY worked out this kink that i think has been holding me back so long. and this is it: there’s only one ball entering the air at a time. though one may be falling, there is only one rising and if you throw it high enough you wait for one ball to start falling to throw the next. duh. i knew this. but today i understood it. i thought i wasn’t moving my hands fast enough, but, in fact, they were too fast. with that understanding i just have to work on aim and catching. (no big deal, right?)

i really really really want to juggle

but i haven’t been practicing…at all. :(
i just have to sit down and do it every day

home for break

but i left my juggling balls at school… hopefully only a minor setback.

I've been trying

but i haven’t quite got it yet because i haven’t fully commited to it, but now i’m going to try harder.

verbafelix has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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