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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nifwlseirff's Life List

  1. 1. be happy - note the positives daily for 30 days
    27 entries . 35 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Stretch daily for 30 days
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. stop procrastinating - do at least 5 things on my to do list, daily for 30 days
    2 entries . 24 cheers
    0 people
  4. 4. Cook 3 new recipes each week for 5 weeks
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Play piano for 100 hours
    3 entries . 7 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. exercise regularly - 30 minutes of daily exercise for 30 days
    6 entries . 27 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Finish Genki I
    12 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. wake up early for a daily walk for 30 days
    1 entry . 29 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. sew once a month for 6 months
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. learn the first form of yang style Tai Chi
    3 entries . 23 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. improve posture - do posture exercises daily for 30 days
    22 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. eat healthy - eat within my daily caloric allowance for 30 days
    2 entries . 20 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. be fluent in Japanese - pass the JLPT3
    4 entries . 24 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Finish ななさわ先生's Japanese course
    10 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Walk 50km in one day
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Update my sites twice a week for 3 months
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. meditate daily for 30 days
    19 cheers
    9 people
  18. 18. take photos daily for 365 days
    4 entries . 18 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. reach my goal weight (75kg)
    7 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. stop biting my fingers
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    191 people
  21. 21. grow my own food - a successful crop of tomatoes, capsicum, beans and lettuce
    2 entries . 26 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. grow a successful culinary herb garden
    2 entries . 22 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Watch all movies from Studio Ghibli
    8 cheers
    87 people
  24. 24. complete knotwork winter (cross stitch)
    3 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. be self-sufficient-ish
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. make a crazy quilt
    11 cheers
    18 people
  27. 27. draw manga - complete the manga drawing tutorial book
    5 cheers
    2 people
  28. 28. learn to play cello - buy a cello
    6 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. speak at least 4 languages fluently
    11 cheers
    3 people
  30. 30. visit all 7 continents
    9 cheers
    1,518 people
  31. 31. Get a PhD
    11 cheers
    2,975 people
  32. 32. Read the Hobbit in German
    3 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Read the Hobbit in Japanese
    3 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. Save €5000
    3 cheers
    3 people
  35. 35. Be comfortable speaking German
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. frame my finished needlework
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. reach out to a friend every day
    3 cheers
    1 person
  38. 38. write
    7 entries . 5 cheers
    1,618 people
  39. 39. watch more anime
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    252 people
  40. 40. read
    5 cheers
    685 people
  41. 41. Learn the Alexander technique
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    37 people
  42. 42. photograph more
    2 cheers
    87 people
  43. 43. Watch 43 TED talks
    2 cheers
    17 people

How I did it
How to pass the Zertifikat Deutsch
It took me
7 months
It made me
Satisfied


How to finish my WA 2009 travelog
It took me
100 days
It made me
happy


How to be financially independent - increase my savings to $5000
It took me
2 years
It made me
More secure


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Recent entries
be happy - note the positives daily for 30 days (read all 27 entries…)
Today
  • bananas
  • cuddly cats
  • strawberry tea
  • time to decompress
  • lavender bath goodies
  • well insulated buildings (it’s still cold out!)


Be comfortable speaking German
Slow progress

It’s relatively easy to make yourself understood in German, as long as the listener doesn’t mind mangled grammar. German grammar is tricky!

My medical vocabulary, and explanations have improved, thanks to numerous doctor and hospital visits. Unfortunately, it seems to have worsened my normal ‘social’ vocabulary and grammar!

I need to spend much more time conversing in German (hard when I work, teach, write and chat at home in English!)



watch more anime (read all 3 entries…)
A classic

Currently watching Inuyasha. Although a few of the characters are super annoying, it’s definitely enjoyable!



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