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. Write an eBook
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  2. 2. Become Vegetarian
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  3. 3. create a non-profit organization
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  4. 4. Meet Jhumpa Lahiri
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  5. 5. Have an amazing Friend
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  6. 6. Stop caring what other people think of me
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  7. 7. complete a 5k
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  8. 8. Be More Confident
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  9. 9. Fall in love
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  10. 10. Volunteer in India
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  11. 11. Become Healthier
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  12. 12. Go to Hawaii
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  13. 13. Have a wedding
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  14. 14. Be married
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  15. 15. Lose 20 lbs
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  16. 16. Write a cookbook
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  17. 17. Write a book
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  18. 18. inspire someone
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Keep a journal
I've kept a journal for 20 years now...

That’s older than some of you.
1. You have to want to do it.
2. You have to set aside time to do it.
3. You have to do it.

I went from writing in my journal a few times a week to writing every day. And it’s not – this is what I had for breakfast – that’s how it starts when youre 12. As you mature, your writing will change, you will be able to go deeper into yourself and understand your feelings easier and faster than you ever have before. Keeping a journal really provides a vehicle to get to know yourself better. The one issue Ive found?
You’ll know what youre thinking and feeling, and you have to deal with others who have no clue. Or even worse – you can tell what they might be feeling and they still have no clue and they get mad at you for knowing how they feel… WTH.



be married
I don't merely want to "get" married

I want to be married. Married isnt somthing you get, it’s something you choose to be each day. Unfortunately, many people dont realize that until after they have gotten married.



write a poetry book
in 30 day increments

Choose 4 months, write a poem a day each of the four months. By the time youre done, youll have enough poems to create a book of poetry. Even if you chop 20, 30 or 50 poems.



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