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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I'm doing 36 things
 

mangoandbannana's Life List

  1. 1. stop procrastinating
    30,440 people
  2. 2. exercise regularly
    1 cheer
    10,853 people
  3. 3. run a marathon
    12,898 people
  4. 4. Get a six-pack
    161 people
  5. 5. find a job i love
    2,023 people
  6. 6. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  7. 7. Become financially independent
    6,719 people
  8. 8. Invest
    928 people
  9. 9. Be a better friend
    6,275 people
  10. 10. Make new friends
    13,750 people
  11. 11. keep in touch with old friends
    1,590 people
  12. 12. Learn to cook
    10,168 people
  13. 13. Take more photos
    3,665 people
  14. 14. Take one beautiful photo
    1 person
  15. 15. see the northern lights
    19,116 people
  16. 16. leave my city once a month, leave my country once a year
    608 people
  17. 17. go on a cycling holiday
    10 people
  18. 18. visit africa
    1 cheer
    817 people
  19. 19. travel in south america
    81 people
  20. 20. live abroad
    1,432 people
  21. 21. visit the antartic
    3 people
  22. 22. be more spiritual
    1,048 people
  23. 23. go to more concerts
    2,547 people
  24. 24. be more social
    5,407 people
  25. 25. make a plan
    10 people
  26. 26. do volunteer work
    607 people
  27. 27. become a morning person
    1,487 people
  28. 28. drive a BMW
    28 people
  29. 29. buy a holiday home by the sea or abroad
    1 person
  30. 30. Hear Annie Lennox sing live in a small venue
    1 person
  31. 31. Improve my French
    1,441 people
  32. 32. Learn to sing one song
    1 person
  33. 33. Learn to play musical instrument - piano/tin whistle
    1 person
  34. 34. touch my toes
    193 people
  35. 35. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  36. 36. Own a dog - golden labrador
    1 person

How I did it
How to copy music onto iTouch
It took me
3 days
It made me
Done


How to stick to a budget
It took me
2 months
It made me
A little richer!


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Have a baby
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After having a baby I realise how personal this is for each person. It is very fragile and passes quickly like the sweetest dream. Just enjoy it.



sleep on a park bench
Not in Sinaapore!

Feel asleep on a park bench in Singapore, lots of strange looks when I woke up and people walking to the other side of the path. Was told later that it is illegal, so pick you park bench carefully.



Eat healthly
Enjoy Food.

I was a junk food addict and thought I would never change. Went to California last year and the good food thing really kicked in. Lots of fresh food cheap. Decided to make the change and stuck to it. Feel great and my sense of taste has changed – don’t think I could go back but never say never.

Best of luck



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