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. immunise myself against affluenza and carriers of
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    1 person
  2. 2. Get in shape
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    10,376 people
  3. 3. learn spanish and french
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    38 people
  4. 4. meet new people
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  5. 5. move to sunnier climes
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  6. 6. Read a book a week
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  7. 7. list one thing every day that was positive
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  8. 8. Help my kids grow into beautiful adults
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  9. 9. learn ajax
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  10. 10. write a book and have it published
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  11. 11. become a better artist
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    379 people
  12. 12. identify 100 things that make me happy.
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    2,500 people
  13. 13. live on the med
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  14. 14. Post 43 random things that pop into my head
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    1 person
  15. 15. Make a list of things that Im glad for
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    1 person
  16. 16. Give the needy food and other items they would actually like.
    84 team members . 1 entry . 7 cheers
    70 people
  17. 17. take a year off of work travelling
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    2 people
  18. 18. Check out zeitgeist more often
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    2 people
  19. 19. climb a mountain
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  20. 20. be in a comedy show like trailer park boys
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    1 person
  21. 21. Do 100 push ups
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    121 people
  22. 22. Do something amazing and not even know I did it.
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    1 person
  23. 23. Be less laissez faire with my goals
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    1 person
  24. 24. Enter goals that are not quite worthy of a goal in themself, yet worthy of brief once over
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    1 person
  25. 25. Write short stories
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    210 people
  26. 26. See how high a page on 43t can rank for the term social networking websites in the search engines
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  27. 27. get off this computer
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  28. 28. Shift this shizzle
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clean my car
Well I don't want to really

But it’s not going to clean itself whilst I sit on my medium sized arse :D

immunise myself against affluenza and carriers of
What is it even...

WTF am I on about you might ask?

A definition first

affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. (de Graaf [1])

Oliver James has written a book entitled ‘Affluenza’ I won’t review it here, but I’ll touch briefly on how he labels an aspect of modern living that affects some of us in really negative ways.In the book he interviews various people in various places in their lives. If you are a people watcher it’s worth a little peruse.

The upshot of the message is about being satisfied with who you are and what you have. Does that mean that you can’t strive for something else or want a better life. No, absolutely not, it’s more about recognising that wanting ‘stuff’ too much does you no good at all and is kind of destructive.

trust my inner voice and heed what it tells me
I kinda knew...

...but decided to believe what she said, because you just got to trust when those who say they love you tell you something, right?

Funny, cos here I am yet again having listened and trusted in what she said, only to be in the same position once again.

Cryptic? Yeah a little – Ive been a fool, again! No detail other than to say enough is truly enough.

Pity the person who is incapable of truth, lesson learnt; some people are very very sick, love cannot conquer all.

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