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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Dennis Thompson

is cold and tired most of the time



I'm doing 37 things
 

Dennis Thompson's Life List

  1. 1. make a difference
    4 entries . 56 cheers
    7,137 people
  2. 2. start a company
    2 entries . 26 cheers
    698 people
  3. 3. write a book
    1 entry . 26 cheers
    31,379 people
  4. 4. have children
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    4,513 people
  5. 5. swim the channel
    3 entries . 18 cheers
    51 people
  6. 6. Learn German
    3 entries . 22 cheers
    5,480 people
  7. 7. write down the things to teach my children before I forget what it is like being one myself
    8 entries . 71 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. do the splits
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    2,308 people
  9. 9. Learn to play guitar
    1 entry . 24 cheers
    5,062 people
  10. 10. Find the love of my life
    5 entries . 37 cheers
    1,051 people
  11. 11. Learn massage therapy
    15 cheers
    104 people
  12. 12. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    6 entries . 24 cheers
    7,198 people
  13. 13. act according to my beliefs
    3 entries . 34 cheers
    5 people
  14. 14. take control of situations more
    8 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. learn to ride a motorbike
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    367 people
  16. 16. Speak at speakers' corner
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)
    14 entries . 1 cheer
    357 people
  18. 18. declutter
    6 entries . 10 cheers
    895 people
  19. 19. have a superstar of the day
    5 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. have the courage to say what I want to say
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    2 people
  21. 21. Fly a plane
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    1,131 people
  22. 22. Question nearly everything
    10 entries . 14 cheers
    3 people
  23. 23. dye my hair blonde
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    387 people
  24. 24. List Websites I stumble upon by accident
    4 entries . 8 cheers
    3 people
  25. 25. Dispel what I believe to be myths
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Explain my way of thinking to people
    7 entries . 9 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Teach people that violence is not the way
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. list 43 women i wouldn't kick outta bed
    13 entries . 15 cheers
    8 people
  29. 29. Be more organised
    8 entries . 4 cheers
    734 people
  30. 30. Take 43 Internet quizzes
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    87 people
  31. 31. Vent my frustration
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    0 people
  32. 32. Do 10 pressups on average every day for the rest of my life
    7 entries . 4 cheers
    2 people
  33. 33. wish everyone happiness
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    3 people
  34. 34. Write about my deja vu
    9 entries
    1 person
  35. 35. Visit a foreign city for every letter of the alphabet
    4 entries
    48 people
  36. 36. visit 100 world heritage sites
    7 entries . 1 cheer
    24 people
  37. 37. Complete 85 of the 100 Most Completed Goals
    11 entries . 1 cheer
    65 people

How I did it
How to be more confident
It took me
730 days
It made me
H.A.P.P.Y.


How to make a goal by using forty-three characters
It took me
0 days
It made me
emotional


Recent entries
Complete 85 of the 100 Most Completed Goals (read all 11 entries…)
91-100 last section

91. Have a slumber party – not done, might be a bit hard to do this now

92. Learn to play the guitar – not done, on my list

93. swing on a swing – yes, done

94. go to a football match – yes, several, even a Canadian football match

95. Roast marshmallows – done

96. Start my own business – not done on my list

97. learn how to cook – yes, done

98. stop procrastinating – done several times and failed several times

99. have oreos and milk together – not done

100.find an address for a phone number free of charge – done

6 out of 10 for this last section



Complete 85 of the 100 Most Completed Goals (read all 11 entries…)
81-90 most completed goals, nearly there

81. finish a sudoku puzzle – done

82. Learn Spanish – no, un poco completo

83. Get 100 followers on tumblr. – no, will need to check what tumblr is!

84. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) – not done, may have to do this

85. horse ride – yes, done

86. write a book – not done

87. write a poem – sure we did this in school, mine were pretty bad

88. graduate from school – done

89. get a dog – not done

90. dye easter eggs – done

only 5 out of 10, terrible section



Complete 85 of the 100 Most Completed Goals (read all 11 entries…)
71-80, still lots of people doing these goals

71. do yoga – yes done (and pilates as well)

72. do something illegal – hmm should I admit this, sure I’ve done a few illegal things

73. grow my hair long – tough to say, I did have a reasonable length to my hair and my beard is quite long at the moment, but I’m putting this as a not done.

74. get completely soaked in the rain – yes, several times, also in a monsoon type rain.

75. lie in bed all day. – yes when I was ill (or hungover)

76. experience a white christmas – yes, we get snow occasionally in England

77. build a sandcastle – done

78. make a prank phone call – done, we used to call from phone boxes when I was 11.

79. run a marathon – done, 2001

80. Spend a whole day reading a great novel. – not done although I will check what people put as having done this.

another 8 out of 10



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