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 23 things
 

How I did it
How to learn how to french braid
It took me
1 day
It made me
happy


How to start my own business
It took me
7 days
It made me
Ecstatic


How to host a dinner party
It took me
2 days
It made me
happy


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Recent entries
travel the world (read all 3 entries…)
Update- 23/12/13

Syria
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Wales
Denmark
Somalia
Dubai
Germany



Finish my Second Year of University (read all 10 entries…)
I changed the name of this goal to break it down...

This is my third and my final attempt at finishing my second year…final because I wont go back…final because if after the third time I can’t finish it I’ll move on to something better…final because I just finished my first semester. Yes that’s right 12 weeks to go and I’m going to knock it out of the park, score a hat trick, and score a touchdown. I think that’s enough sports metaphors, because the thing about metaphors is they are airy fairy, this is concrete. This is real !



Get healthy (read all 5 entries…)
Fruit and Veg

Do you know how hard it is to find organic or cheap healthy food. For £2 I can get either a small container of strawberries or two burgers and two chips for a penny less at £1.99. Which would most people choose? No wonder people are obese it’s either die of starvation or malnutrition and weight-related issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc. I think if the government taxed fast-food joints (since they’re all over the place) they’d have the money to subsidize home grown produce,and support farmers as well as lessen the burden on the NHS. Obesity and overweight people are forecast to cost the nation £50 billion – half the entire NHS budget for a year – by 2050 if the trend continues unchecked. This money could be spent on maternity wards, better ICUs, more doctors and nurses (who are well paid), and cancer patients who need expensive life-saving treatment. Changes need to happen now because nearly half the UK population is already obese. Most importantly people need to be educated and given incentive to lose weight i.e. the cost of their problem needs to be passed on to them. I know it sounds bad but I was overweight once due to medication but I lost it by eating better, and living better. I would rather NHS spent money on life-saving equipment for premature babies than a free-thinking obese individual who made too many of the wrong choices.

The government should help the people, but the people should also help themselves.



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