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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is learning to skate

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Depart from this world at peace with myself and with everyone in it

This goal will only ever be achieved at the end of my life, which I hope is many years from now. In the end I want to be content with the life that I had. If this is the only thing that I achieve in my life I will die a happy man when the time comes.

make a feature film

This is something that I would absolutely love to do.

experience a white christmas

I live in New Zealand and it is always summertime when we have Christmas. I would love to celebrate Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere and have a real white Christmas.

pay for the person behind me

This is an amazing idea. I love random acts of kindness. They make people feel so good.

Pay it Forward
Inspired by a kid

It’s funny to think that this whole concept of paying it forward was inspired by a kid. I think it is a wonderful concept and I love to help people out who need it.

ride a unicycle

I really want to learn to juggle while riding a unicycle but just learning to ride a unicycle without complications would be good enough for now

Learn to juggle
I love Juggling

I can do a three ball cascade and keep it going for ages but the moment I try anything trickier I can’t do it. I am so jealous of my dad though. He can juggle axes.

become a psychologist

This would be an amazing goal to achieve

make a violin

I am a violinist in my towns orchestra and I think it would be awesome to turn up to rehersals with an instrument that I made.

save a life

I would happily do this again. It is an extremly worthwile goal and it makes you feel so good inside.

speak a foreign language fluently
Learning Hungarian

Hungarian was my Grandfather’s (Nagypapa in Hungarian) native language and it is a language that I would really love to learn.

Make more people smile
I love seeing people happy

It makes me feel so great when I make someone else happy that this is a must for me. I also know what it is like to be heavily depressed and it does not feel good and I would never wish it on anyone else, even if I don’t like them. By helping others you are helping yourself.

become a hacker

All I have to say about this one is

Go someplace very, very dark and look at the stars all night
I love space

I think this would be an amazing experience

use linux
Windows Sucks

Stuff you Bill Gates. Tux is right. Windows sucks.

learn to program
Visual Basic

I know a little bit of coding for Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition and I think it is a good place for beginning programmers to start. Especially with the help of the book “Learn Visual Basic 2005 in 24 Hours”.

go to the Olympics

I am one of the best under 18’s at badminton in my region but I am nowhere near a high standard at the moment. If I was to go to the Olympics I would want to be representing my country in badminton so I guess the only thing to do is train hard and get noticed.

learn gymnastics
I love trampolining

I would love to learn to be an all round gymnast but the main reason I would want to learn is the trampolining. I can do a forward sommersault and a backfilp on a trampoline but unfortunately my backyard trampoline does not have enough bounce for me to attempt a double. i guess the first stage will be to find a club

do something that matters
Helping Others

I really don’t worry so much about myself but I do worry about others so if I do something that matters it will be something to help others.

learn to draw
Art Lover

I love art but unfortunately I’m not very good at it. I would love to learn how to draw manga because I love Japanese anime.

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