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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Laura Miller

I'm doing 22 things
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Buy and learn how to ride a bicycle. (read all 2 entries…)
Step 2: Balance.

Wow what a rush! I went to the alley way behind my house, it runs the entire length of the street and slopes down, to practice my bike riding. I started off occasionally touching my feet to the ground as a rolled down the slope but half an hour later and I found myself balancing easier, and scooting along without touching my feet to the ground at all! I’ve eased up on my braking a lot when I’ve got scared of going too fast and today I went the entire length of my street without braking and without using my feet to balance or move. It was great! I’ll still need to practice more on my balancing but I’ve made a huge improvement since the day before! Now I just need to get the hang of steering, and trying to stay straight instead of zig zagging all over the place. Super excited :) I’m going to practice every day!

Learn how to spot micro expressions and learn the signs of when someone is lieing. Become a better lie detector.
Lie to me.

I’m already pretty good at spotting a liar. After Sydney I seem to have been gifted with a super-natural lie detecting ability. I’m spotting micro expressions mid conversation, noticing the tone if voice, body language, facial expressions – are they using all their facial muscles? Or just the ones around their mouth? Are their facial expressions timed with what they’re saying? Or is there a delay? There are so many indicators of a lie, and I want to learn them all. I find it fascinating, maybe it’s something I could use in my future psychology career? It makes me wonder why people lie…why is it so important to cover the truth? What are their motives? I like to believe I’m a pretty honest person, I’ve been a victim of lies all my life “What’s my Dad’s name?” to “Are you cheating on me?” and each one answered with a lie. So I really fail to see the point in lieing, I have no interest in hurting and ruining people’s lives so what do I have to lie about? Nothing. Ask me a question and you will always get an honest answer. Always. It’s a big call I know. Can you do it? I challenge everyone to be 100% honest for a week and see how they go. It’s really not that hard, and it’s sure a lot less stressful. Anyways, I always feel a tiny bit powerful when I’ve detected someone lieing to me. You can tell me fibs, but I’m not buying it, I know. But then again, I could just be paranoid and this could be a symptom of PTSD.

Buy and learn how to ride a bicycle. (read all 2 entries…)
Step 1. Buy a bike.

Got ma new bike yesterday! I’m pumped and can’t wait to start learning. I had a go yesterday and discovered my balance is shit house. Practice makes perfect though :)

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