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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Retrospective's Life List

  1. 1. add tags to all my things
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    5 people
  2. 2. Be less afraid of failure
    3 entries . 25 cheers
    114 people
  3. 3. be more social
    2 entries . 17 cheers
    5,407 people
  4. 4. Believe in myself
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    1,343 people
  5. 5. Buy a new computer
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    284 people
  6. 6. do a backbend
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    72 people
  7. 7. do some of the things on this list :)
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    3 people
  8. 8. do something crazy
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    333 people
  9. 9. do the splits
    16 entries . 8 cheers
    2,308 people
  10. 10. find and cooperatively cheer-bomb 43T newbies
    38 team members . 5 entries . 6 cheers
    15 people
  11. 11. find the love of my life
    2 entries . 21 cheers
    1,051 people
  12. 12. fulfill my new year resolutions
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    17 people
  13. 13. get rid of the ants in my kitchen
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    3 people
  14. 14. go tanning
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    62 people
  15. 15. Help My 43T Friends acheive their Goals
    55 team members . 1 entry . 1 cheer
    25 people
  16. 16. learn 2000 kanji
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    165 people
  17. 17. learn hawaiian
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    62 people
  18. 18. learn how to do the Scorpion pose in yoga
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    16 people
  19. 19. learn sign language
    2 entries . 11 cheers
    8,503 people
  20. 20. learn to kitesurf
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    108 people
  21. 21. Learn to play the piano
    23 entries . 17 cheers
    8,220 people
  22. 22. Learn to rollerblade
    4 entries . 6 cheers
    337 people
  23. 23. Learn to whistle with my fingers
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    1,154 people
  24. 24. list 43 things I like about myself
    8 entries . 12 cheers
    128 people
  25. 25. obtain & maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) within the range of 20-25, which experts generally consider to be healthy.
    13 entries . 5 cheers
    101 people
  26. 26. pass the JLPT 2 test
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    77 people
  27. 27. perform random acts of cheering
    9 entries . 9 cheers
    4 people
  28. 28. Post pictures I've taken
    10 entries . 1 cheer
    5 people
  29. 29. prepare for candy cane season
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. prepare for hurricane season
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    5 people
  31. 31. remember my dreams
    18 entries . 2 cheers
    380 people
  32. 32. Save $50,000
    7 entries . 11 cheers
    48 people
  33. 33. scuba dive
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    2,504 people
  34. 34. Stop being a hermit
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    21 people
  35. 35. stop being jealous
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    698 people
  36. 36. Start a 43 Goat Cheese Lover's Group
    7 team members . 1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. stretch every day
    9 entries . 8 cheers
    561 people
  38. 38. try bikram yoga
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    71 people
  39. 39. ここで日本語を使っている人を探す
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    16 people
Recent entries
prepare for candy cane season (read all 2 entries…)
Hurricane Xmas expected to make landfall on Dec. 25

This year I was planning to wake up at an ungodly hour of the night to get a good deal on gifts on the day after Thanksgiving, but the alarm rang and I was in no mood to do anything else but go back to sleep, so I did just that.

Besides, I tried that last year (at about 5 in the morning) and saw the longest checkout lines inside the stores. “Not Worth It”, I thought.

Thank goodness for e-Commerce.



Hand out candy on Halloween (read all 2 entries…)
Posting about Halloween after Thanksgiving

But that’s OK.

Goal accomplished, and this year was quite a surprise, since I had to make a “candy run” to the store to stock up between trick-or-treaters.

It was raining periodically that night, so I wasn’t sure if anyone would be walking around outside. But at about 7:30, I heard a knock on the door, opened it and saw a group of about 15 kids. My supply was wiped out after that, so I went to get more in case anyone else showed up.

There was one more smaller group later, so there was a small amount of candy leftover for me.



Give 1000 cheers (read all 2 entries…)
So I've done this, but I don't want to do it again

I mean, I would if my 43T account was closed for some reason, but I’d much rather spend those 1000 cheers using this account, and go for the big 2K.

And halfway there already.



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