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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kunderabaloo's Life List

  1. 1. Own a home in a warm climate
    1 person
  2. 2. Own a Porsche
    1 cheer
    119 people
  3. 3. Take an acting class
    1 cheer
    154 people
  4. 4. Visit the Serengeti
    5 people
  5. 5. Go to a jazz club in New Orleans' French Quarter
    2 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Vacation on the beaches of Kauai
    1 person
  7. 7. Watch a rocket launch live
    2 people
  8. 8. Kiss passionately in the rain
    30 people
  9. 9. Have a romantic getaway at an exotic location
    1 person
  10. 10. Be interviewed on TV
    4 people
  11. 11. Go on a cruise
    4,761 people
  12. 12. Go storm watching in Tofino
    1 person
  13. 13. Visit 30 countries
    1 entry
    13 people
  14. 14. Read at least 100 books in four years
    1 person
  15. 15. Have 1,000 Twitter followers
    1 person
  16. 16. Go deep sea fishing
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    245 people
  17. 17. Buy a same day plane ticket to a foreign country
    1 person
  18. 18. Fall in love
    27,212 people
  19. 19. Make someone else's dream come true
    1 cheer
    26 people
  20. 20. Visit my childhood home
    6 people
  21. 21. Start a foundation
    192 people
  22. 22. Visit an Indian ashram
    1 person
  23. 23. Enjoy a freshly rolled cigar in Cuba
    4 people
  24. 24. Take a tango lesson in Buenos Aires
    3 people
  25. 25. Raft through the Grand Canyon
    88 people
  26. 26. Spend Christmas on the beach drinking pina coladas
    10 people
  27. 27. Drive across the country from coast to coast
    2 people
  28. 28. Swim in the Black Sea
    3 people
  29. 29. Practice yoga in India
    2 cheers
    10 people
  30. 30. Write and publish a book
    2 cheers
    851 people
  31. 31. Learn to surf in Costa Rica
    12 people
  32. 32. Live in a foreign country for at least 3 months
    1 cheer
    3 people
  33. 33. Experience the Rio Carnival
    1 person
  34. 34. Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
    1 cheer
    14 people
  35. 35. Make the front page of a newspaper
    2 cheers
    5 people
  36. 36. Visit the Great Wall of China
    244 people
  37. 37. Fly in a helicopter
    276 people
  38. 38. Fly first class
    1 cheer
    1,263 people
  39. 39. Sleep on the beach with a loved one under the stars
    1 cheer
    1 person
  40. 40. Watch the sun rise in Angkor Wat
    1 person
  41. 41. Build assets worth over a million dollars
    1 cheer
    1 person
  42. 42. Do a speaking tour
    1 person
Recent entries
keep a gratitude journal for one month
Gratitude journal

I kept a gratitude journal for a month and a half – from April 15 to May 31, 2014. Each day, I noted up to five things I am thankful for, as well as my biggest achievement of the day (which I coined my “bright spot”). It was a great way to be mindful and present to all the wonderful things in life that often go unnoticed or unacknowledged.



Visit 30 countries
Countries visited so far

To date I have visited 23 countries, including my home country of Canada:

Austria
Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom (I’ve been to England, Whales and Scotland)
United States
Vietnam



go on a spontaneous road trip (read all 2 entries…)
Road trip to the Sunshine Coast

On Tuesday, May 13th, I decided to take a spontaneous road trip to the Sunshine Coast. I took the ferry early afternoon and then drove all the way up to Egmont. I stayed at the beautiful West Coast Wilderness Lodge, overlooking the Sechelt Inlet. The next day, I hiked to the Skookumchuck Rapids, and then to Smuggler Cove later in the day. I was back home Wednesday evening.



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