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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djetsa's Life List

  1. 1. live abroad
    1 cheer
    1,432 people
  2. 2. live in tokyo
    121 people
  3. 3. date a japanese girl
    2 people
  4. 4. grow a beard
    1 entry
    343 people
  5. 5. build houses for people who can't afford them
    1 entry
    1 person
  6. 6. Learn 3D Modeling
    40 people
  7. 7. Direct a short movie
    7 people
  8. 8. learn how to play the banjo
    1 entry
    40 people
  9. 9. design a game
    197 people
  10. 10. live in NY
    1 entry
    86 people
  11. 11. brew beer
    101 people
  12. 12. study in Hyper Island
    1 person
  13. 13. Skydive
    11,428 people
  14. 14. Buy a Harley Davidson
    57 people
  15. 15. start my own company
    970 people
  16. 16. Live as a Hobo for a while
    3 people
  17. 17. go back to gym
    11 people
  18. 18. take pictures
    255 people
  19. 19. Design stuff people like
    1 person
  20. 20. get formal cooking training
    1 person

How I did it
How to grow a handlebar mustache
It took me
90 days
It made me

Recent entries
learn how to play the banjo
Become a bearded banjo player hobo

This one relates to other projects:
- Live as a hobo for a while (
- Grow a beard for a whole year (

build houses for people who can't afford them
Container houses

I’m in love with the idea of container houses. The cost of the square meter is way cheaper than the regular housing programs kept here in Brazil and I’m confident that it would be a huge success.

live in NY
for a long time

I’ve been there for short periods before (3 months, that is all my visa allows me) but my goal is to spend some serious time in the coolest city I’ve ever known.

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