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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I'm doing 42 things

ElevatorBeat's Life List

  1. 1. Become a good man
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    10 people
  2. 2. clean up the earth
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4 people
  3. 3. quit drinking
    1,025 people
  4. 4. live with less
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    47 people
  5. 5. write more letters
    1 cheer
    1,879 people
  6. 6. Learn to play the guitar
    13,736 people
  7. 7. go to art school
    3 cheers
    304 people
  8. 8. learn french
    1 cheer
    12,884 people
  9. 9. Start running
    1 entry
    948 people
  10. 10. Have a baby
    6,202 people
  11. 11. become a better chess player
    83 people
  12. 12. learn how to bake artisan bread
    1 cheer
    8 people
  13. 13. build my own house
    2 cheers
    1,075 people
  14. 14. live without a television for a year
    4 cheers
    127 people
  15. 15. Read Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century
    574 people
  16. 16. climb a mountain
    2,133 people
  17. 17. Learn about mushrooms
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people
  18. 18. learn to whistle between my fingers
    1 cheer
    35 people
  19. 19. find great friends
    2 cheers
    7 people
  20. 20. Get rid of 3 things each week
    1 cheer
    2 people
  21. 21. act like a tourist in my hometown
    1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. Learn to pick locks
    1,502 people
  23. 23. mix coke and mentos together
    1 cheer
    18 people
  24. 24. throw a man through a window
    3 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. have the biggest CD collection of anyone I know
    1 cheer
    2 people
  26. 26. do a backflip
    860 people
  27. 27. create a secret society of optimists and do-gooders
    4 cheers
    39 people
  28. 28. see an active volcano
    186 people
  29. 29. learn how to graffiti
    1,181 people
  30. 30. ride a donkey
    18 people
  31. 31. Never Let My Inner Child Grow up....EVER!!
    1 cheer
    9 people
  32. 32. share what I know, learn what I don't
    50 people
  33. 33. experience zero gravity
    2 cheers
    210 people
  34. 34. throw playing cards into watermelons
    36 people
  35. 35. ride my bike across the country
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    16 people
  36. 36. start drawing again
    1 cheer
    443 people
  37. 37. have a garden
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    883 people
  38. 38. learn. learn. learn something everyday
    1 cheer
    178 people
  39. 39. Be honest and truthful to loved ones
    1 entry
    9 people
  40. 40. make an animated film
    1 entry
    98 people
  41. 41. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  42. 42. escape
    1 cheer
    137 people

How I did it
How to stop eating meat
It took me
9 months
It made me

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ride my bike across the country
i will go far.

i want to leave… today.

solve a rubiks cube

wow i just solved the cube .. iv been constantly fiddling with this since i got it a month ago… and i have to say it is definitely rewarding to compleat this great little puzzle.. im going to do this many more times till i become like a total rubiks master

stop eating meat

i live in newfoundland.. where we eat more pig than potatoes. im also living with my grandparents… and they love there pig.. iv been meaning to do this for awile but the amount of meat surrounding me is such a obstacle that it never seems to work..
im not a meat lover.. i know the facts about how they treat the animals and about the energy consumed to raise them… and i dont like the way my body feels after eating meat..

first step.. cut out all breakfast meat, i really really want to at least do that.
then .. well ill just take it from there for now..

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