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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  1. 1. be happy with myself
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,479 people
  2. 2. make more friends
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    5,510 people
  3. 3. save money!
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    16,491 people
  4. 4. get out of debt
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    12,271 people
  5. 5. get an awesome job
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    51 people
  6. 6. be kissed in the rain
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    824 people
  7. 7. travel the world
    1 entry
    21,175 people
  8. 8. become a black belt
    1 entry
    96 people
  9. 9. Learn Japanese
    1 entry
    10,794 people
  10. 10. finish all my books
    1 entry
    9 people
  11. 11. get in shape
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10,376 people
  12. 12. feel beautiful
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,169 people
  13. 13. take a photograph every day
    1 entry
    39 people
  14. 14. complete a triathlon
    769 people
  15. 15. get a better job
    1,386 people
  16. 16. see the aurora borealis
    2,010 people
  17. 17. decide whether I should pursue a career or family
    1 entry
    1 person
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decide whether I should pursue a career or family
Family or Career

One is for me, the other is for me. One is wholly for me, one includes others. Am I too selfish; there is still so much to see. But I am stuck thinking I don’t want to be alone; I won’t be loved, or be able to share all the love I have. Do all humans need to be part of a family?

take a photograph every day
So many things I look at every day

Maybe I could remember some of the moments I forget when I am too busy looking….

feel beautiful
Such an abstract..

Personal self-worth. Is it superficial to want to be beautiful? Am I reaching for something that I shouldn’t be. I would love to feel beautiful – but why? I do feel beautiful sometimes, simply from the attention I get.. Is it better to understand that it doesn’t matter if you are superficially beautiful, that you’re great whether you are beautiful or not.

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