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. Get my CCNA
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    130 people
  2. 2. learn Logic Pro 7
    2 entries
    23 people
  3. 3. write a book
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    31,381 people
  4. 4. finish recording my CD by December
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  5. 5. learn to surf in australia
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    20 people
  6. 6. clean my computer desk
    18 people
  7. 7. learn to program C++
    127 people
  8. 8. Learn to play the piano
    8,219 people
  9. 9. Swim across Lake Eerie
    1 person
  10. 10. learn handcuffed self-defense
    1 person
  11. 11. reverse cataracts
    1 person
  12. 12. get out of debt
    12,271 people
  13. 13. fall in love with a beautiful woman
    3 people
  14. 14. become a surgeon
    198 people
  15. 15. learn how to pick my nose
    1 person
  16. 16. never get raped again
    1 person
  17. 17. learn shorinji kempo
    4 entries
    2 people
  18. 18. Row across Lake Ontario
    1 cheer
    1 person
  19. 19. LEARN CSS
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    443 people
  20. 20. Deal with being raped
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. Start my own business
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    9,325 people
  22. 22. Learn French
    12,884 people
  23. 23. Build a rocket launcher
    1 person
  24. 24. Leave Canada forever
    1 person
  25. 25. Win lawsuit against St. Michael's Hospital
    1 person
  26. 26. Win lawsuit against Toronto Police
    1 person
  27. 27. turn 21
    98 people
  28. 28. Finish the books currently on my reading list
    3 people
  29. 29. learn jazz piano
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    155 people
  30. 30. perform a jazz solo at a theater
    3 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. perform solo jazz piano
    1 person
  32. 32. Find proper sauce for human flesh
    1 person
  33. 33. Continue to track laptop thief
    1 person
  34. 34. Learn an RFC
    1 person
  35. 35. Make a world famous movie
    1 person
  36. 36. Release 3 feature films
    1 person
  37. 37. Release 5 short films
    1 person
  38. 38. Build a pyramid in February without computer assistance
    1 person
  39. 39. Build a log cabin
    126 people
  40. 40. Release 12 full music albums
    1 person
  41. 41. Enter Olympics
    1 person
  42. 42. learn php and mysql
    2 entries
    104 people
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Start my own business (read all 2 entries…)
Scared of self-employment

Since starting my own business close to six years ago, I have suffered tremendously. Physically, emotionally and otherwise, all perhaps directly related to the business. People have lied to the Justice of Peace about me, I’ve been handcuffed, malnourished in hospitals on democratic soil, drugged in supposedly democratic nations, and accused of being abusive for refusing to partake in other people’s religious behaviors and beliefs.

Starting a business can be, and is, a very dangerous endeavor.

learn shorinji kempo (read all 4 entries…)
Master would not teach me

After my second attempt at Shorinji Kempo, the master told me that it would not work out. Then the following week I was attacked and my backpack stolen at a bus stop, while the bus driver sat behind the wheel laughing, as I stood in the front door wondering if I had enough to even stay on the bus.

What am I supposed to think now?

don't learn japanese (read all 3 entries…)
Not learning is not easy

Music flows,
a river cools,
love blossoms.

I don’t want,
to learn japanese,
joy of abyss.

dark heart fly,
never shake goodbye,
lights . .

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