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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  1. 1. relax
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    1,985 people
  2. 2. focus
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    466 people
  3. 3. be more confident
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  4. 4. find my motivation
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  5. 5. stop wasting time
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  6. 6. Let go of the past
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  7. 7. figure myself out
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  8. 8. be me
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  9. 9. find my soulmate
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  10. 10. Worry less.
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  11. 11. follow my dreams
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  12. 12. learn to trust again
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  13. 13. Go to graduate school
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  14. 14. Never stop learning
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  15. 15. expand my vocabulary
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  16. 16. race
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  17. 17. make so much money
    2 people
  18. 18. enjoy life
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  19. 19. make love in the rain
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  20. 20. Make people laugh.
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  21. 21. be strong
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  22. 22. make music
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  23. 23. see the grand canyon
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  24. 24. find love
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  25. 25. save money
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  26. 26. make more friends
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  27. 27. be fearless
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  28. 28. see the northern lights
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  29. 29. cross an ocean by boat
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    1 person
  30. 30. go to tokyo
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  31. 31. Kiss in the rain
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  32. 32. learn how to waltz
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  33. 33. run a marathon
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  34. 34. hang glide
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  35. 35. go to burning man
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  36. 36. visit portugal
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  37. 37. go
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  38. 38. do it effortlessly
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How I did it
How to quit Smoking
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It made me

How to make a hemp bracelet
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fix my ear
ear surgury

ear surgury
upon opening my ear drum the surgeon, Dr. Smoha found that the 3 bones in my ear had fused together. I was told earlier that he could see them displaced and pushing against my eardrum.
he cut the bones and put in a titanium prosthetic.
I was not promised bionic hearing but it is definitely an improvement.
this is definitely worth it.
do it asap.

fix this hernia

bed rest

Learn to surf

I had a friend bring me out surfing, got a board, and a suit and went.
he gave me tips on how not to piss people off, and some tips on how to be out there.
it takes practice but I’m getting better every time out.
this year I couldn’t go out as much, and I got some winter booties and gloves. the winter surf isn’t so fun, it’s confusing with the hood on, I can’t hear anything, and I think my gloves are a bit big, I feel like I’m wearing boxing gloves paddling out (and they’re slippery on top of that).
so next time (probably in the spring) when I go out there with gloves on, they have to be a size smaller, and I need tons of wax on my board.
the toughest part for me was just being able to read the waves properly to catch it rather than be left behind by it or be tumbled over by it.
worth it, and I’m still working on it.
go surf!

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