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. learn how to ride a motorcycle!
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    183 people
  2. 2. weigh 130 pounds
    184 people
  3. 3. Get out of debt
    12,271 people
  4. 4. stop being embarassed
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  5. 5. Send a postcard to Postsecret
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    2,965 people
  6. 6. Bead more
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  7. 7. receive 43 postcards from 43 different 43Thingers
    33 people
  8. 8. run a 5k
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How to learn how to run
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How to get up when my alarm goes off
It took me
15 days
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How to read the Twilight Saga
It took me
3 days
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improve my credit score

So excited! Little my little, it’s improving and I got a car loan so easily last month…i got the lowest interest rate possible and it just keeps going up. Hurray!

Learn how to run

I signed up for a running group about 1.5 months ago and I’m loving it! I’m up to 3.8 miles! There’s a little bit of walking in there ;) but I’m running too!! Hurray! My goal now is to run a 5K. I have until May so I think I’ll be good to absolutely run the entire way. There are different groups within the running group. We use the “Galloway Method” – run 1 min, walk 1 min…then there’s run 2 min, walk 1 min..and so on. Try it – you’ll be up and running in no time!

paint the inside of my house
Woo hoo!

Halfway done! I painted the living room, dining room and hallway the palest of blues…it’s so comforting and relaxing! I love it. I painted the family room spiritual white…I think I bought that one for the master bedroom but made a mistake…and the master bedroom is painted a very pale lilac (thats what I think I picked for the family room, thank goodness I made the mistake and painted the bedroom w/this color!). Two more bedrooms and a bathroom…then I’m done! woo hooo!

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