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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Steaphan101's Life List

  1. 1. Trim down to 85 kilo's
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. get out of debt
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    12,271 people
  3. 3. study psychology
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    293 people
  4. 4. Go to Bed Earlier
    1 cheer
    1,761 people
  5. 5. take daily walks
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    39 people
  6. 6. stop picking
    1 entry
    117 people
  7. 7. build my own computer
    1 entry
    212 people
  8. 8. Quit social smoking
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    16 people
  9. 9. To live instead of exist
    3 cheers
    11,477 people
  10. 10. Write more poetry
    1 entry
    956 people
  11. 11. train as a barista
    22 people
  12. 12. Visit Melbourne
    1 entry
    17 people
  13. 13. Learn to Play guitar
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5,062 people
  14. 14. learn first aid
    1 entry
    249 people
  15. 15. have my own web site/ create my own web site
    18 people
  16. 16. have my own darkroom
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    260 people
  17. 17. write more letters by hand
    2 cheers
    520 people
  18. 18. keep myself focused
    1 entry
    2 people
  19. 19. feel comfortable with silence
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4 people
  20. 20. get straight out of bed as soon as i wake up
    1 entry
    6 people
  21. 21. be a good uncle
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    27 people
  22. 22. have a better sense of humor
    1 entry
    20 people
  23. 23. let go of guilt
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    62 people
  24. 24. buy a digital camera
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    714 people
  25. 25. stop living paycheck to paycheck
    227 people
  26. 26. use my gym membership
    1 entry
    31 people
  27. 27. explore my city
    1 entry
    88 people
  28. 28. Stop Window shopping
    1 entry
    1 person
  29. 29. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    1 entry
    7,806 people
  30. 30. learn Auslan
    35 people
  31. 31. learn how to play an acoustic guitar
    96 people
  32. 32. Learn to read and write music
    23 people
  33. 33. get a passport
    1 entry
    1,666 people
  34. 34. figure out the next thing
    1 entry
    1 person
  35. 35. get a job i love
    1 entry
    929 people
  36. 36. eat less sugar
    1 entry
    775 people
  37. 37. Learn To Speak Hungarian
    1 entry
    34 people
  38. 38. finish something once I start it
    1 entry
    2 people
  39. 39. sort through pile of papers/documents and file them
    1 person
  40. 40. Control my finances rather than have my finances control me
    1 entry
    7 people
  41. 41. not go bald
    1 entry
    10 people
  42. 42. Become Romantically attractive
    2 entries
    1 person
Recent entries
Become Romantically attractive (read all 2 entries…)
What do i mean by this 'Thing'

Alright, how can i explain this.

I havn’t had any romantic experience in my life unless a 3 week relationship formed in teen desperation counts. Yet i have always been social and found it really easy to make friends.
I am outgoing, friendly, unafraid to be myself, and proud of who I am, I know i’m a good person.

The problem (I believe) is i had a few minor disabilities when growing up, I’ve never been good at sports because of them, have a lisp, etc… This meant i spent a lot of my time with girls growing up, I’m not a masculine type of guy and being friends with girls is so easy for me. For this reason i was always told what a lady’s man i was going to be.

So anyway, I’m 23 now and i realise that i am not a romantic option for girls, I don’t really know how to sexually flirt and have no confidence in my ability to do so.

I have had many close female friends in the past, but thats all i’m able to achieve, if i’m in love with someone it’s usually because i know them well, admire them and am sexyally attracted to them, but by this stage i’m in the friends basket and even though i’ve tried i never seem to be able to change that.

The common belief is when you stop looking for love it will come knocking, but i’ve done that before and always end up back here.

This has become my main focus in life, which as a student is a horrible thing, so i need to solve it.
I don’t think i can take becoming the ‘best friend’ again. I know i’m a good person and so do those around me, but no matter how much they say they love me, its not the same as being ‘LOVED’
This shouldn’t be killing me, but it is, i can’t cope anymore.

I need to become romantically attractive

study psychology (read all 2 entries…)
The first step is the greatest

I’ve taken the first step towards my career in Psychology and I am doing my pre-university course. It feels great to have finally made it happen, It is no-longer just talk.
The funny thing is I was avoiding it because I was scared of the challenge and the commitment. But it has actually enriched my life in so many ways, It is taking on a snowball effect, “spreading rainbows through my life” as Elton John would say.
So anyway, I have to get on to my study now, did you guys here that apparently 1+1 doesn’t equal a window, or 11, it’s actually 1 + 1 = 2. WTF ???? I will investigate…

clean my room (read all 3 entries…)
If my room were single, i'd be attracted to it !!!

This is something I put off and off and off again, but now that its done I can actually find things, have people in there, and i save probably 10 minutes a day in time I used to spend searching for what I needed.
I understand that saying: “Clean room, clean mind”
Absolutely worth doing, next challenge is to maintain it

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