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. i want to be able to communicate in a new language
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    1 person
  2. 2. Learn how to write my name in arabic
    117 people
  3. 3. be more tidy
    170 people
  4. 4. get in shape
    10,376 people
  5. 5. learn to play piano
    2,139 people
  6. 6. learn guitar
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    3,694 people
  7. 7. compliment a stranger everyday
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    2 people
  8. 8. write a book dedicated to my mother
    1 person
  9. 9. start a garden
    316 people
  10. 10. start a blog or webpage
    1 person
  11. 11. save up for a nice camera
    2 people
  12. 12. see the great wall of china
    311 people
  13. 13. i want to not be addicted anymore
    1 person
  14. 14. hug a cow
    36 people
  15. 15. learn to skateboard
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    1,569 people
  16. 16. make more eye contact
    268 people
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learn guitar

my friend garyn and his father own a guitar shop downtown in my hometown. i want to take lessons from his father and have been pushing myself to do this for years.

compliment a stranger everyday
make the world a little bit brighter

i started to do this sporadically just to see the smile on people’s faces. i found that although it felt good to compliment someone’s outfit, it was even better when i could compliment someone on the way they handled a difficult situation or did really well on a debate in class. not only did i feel that it had a positive effect on the people receiving the compliments, but i felt the god fortune reciprocate back towards me. i was much more aware of those around me and i began to make many more connections with new people.

learn to skateboard
connecting with those you love

my boyfriend, who i recently confessed my love to, used to skateboard all the time…i have always wanted to learn, but now i have someone close to me that can teach me…if it weren’t for this website i wouldn’t have thought of this amazing experience to bond with him.

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