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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Quit Smoking

Its a terrible habit. I can feel the negative effect it has on my nasal passages, and how I breathe. I also want to start working out more regularly and the smoking makes it a lot more difficult than it already is.

Currently I smoke about 10 cigarettes a day. I want to lower it to 7. Then after 3 weeks to 5. And a month after, go down to say 2 or 3. Also, I don’t want to use patches as I enjoy the act of smoking and need to get rid of the actual act.

In order to achieve this there are a few things that I have to figure out:
1) How do I decrease the craving and not continue to smoke 10 a day. Wear a plastic tie around my wrist and snap it when i get cravings?
2) I notice that, at work, I smoke when I want a break and (ironically) a breath of fresh air. Can I replace the act of smoking with something else that will get me out of the office for around 10 minutes?

If anybody has any ideas, please feel free to comment :)

Lose 10 - 15 lbs per month for the next 6 months

I want to lose a total of 70 lbs.
I want to go back to my weight in high school.
I want to exercise regularly, and eat healthier.
I want to feel better physically and my physical appearance.

Learn to speak French fluently

I took Beginner’s French in high school and college. So, i want to develop the little i learned and add to it to achieve this goal


I want to:
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