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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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youngidealist's Life List

  1. 1. Get Corrective Laser Eye Surgery
    2 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. Make A Song
    2 cheers
    454 people
  3. 3. Pass An Audition For A Voice Acting Role
    1 cheer
    1 person
  4. 4. Make An Audio Show
    1 entry
    1 person
  5. 5. Buy My Cats An Exercise Wheel
    1 person
  6. 6. Own A Skyscraper
    3 people
  7. 7. Organize To Remove A Law Or Process That Violates The Constitution
    1 person
  8. 8. Buy Or Create A News Media Network That Has A Positive Effect On The Political Spectrum And Will Help To Destroy Bipartisanship
    1 person
  9. 9. Buy A Radio Station Company And Hire My Favorite Podcasts To Be A Regular Part Of A Station
    1 entry
    1 person
  10. 10. Make A Profitable App
    1 person
  11. 11. Build A Website
    1 cheer
    662 people
  12. 12. Make An Honest Loan Company To Compete With The Corrupt Banking Industry
    1 person
  13. 13. Invest In The Royalties Of A Copyright To Something I'm a Fan Of
    1 person
  14. 14. Own A Super Computer
    1 cheer
    4 people
  15. 15. Own A Server
    1 person
  16. 16. Build An Apartment Building With Floors Of Capsule Rooms For Cheap Rent Near A University
    1 person
  17. 17. Own A Plane That I Can Pilot
    1 person
  18. 18. Learn How To Pilot A Plane
    35 people
  19. 19. Become A Valuable Tutor For People With Low Income
    1 person
  20. 20. Do 100 Pushups in one Set
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    3 people
  21. 21. Perform A Hostile Takeover Of An Ethically Corrupt Business And Turn It Into A Positive Addition To The World Community
    1 person
  22. 22. Create An Employee Owned Company That Makes The World A Better Place
    1 cheer
    1 person
  23. 23. Learn Sign Language
    2 cheers
    8,503 people
  24. 24. Buy A Car
    3,467 people
  25. 25. Reach Goal Weight Of 180lbs Or Be Ripped
    1 entry
    1 person
  26. 26. Lose 20lbs
    1 entry
    290 people
  27. 27. Lose 80lbs
    1 entry
    33 people
  28. 28. Lose 60lbs
    1 entry
    39 people
  29. 29. Lose 40lbs.
    1 entry
    132 people
  30. 30. Get A Job Working In A Neuroscience Research Laboratory
    1 cheer
    1 person
  31. 31. Get A Job Working In A Laboratory
    1 person
  32. 32. Make $25,000.
    1 entry
    1 person
  33. 33. Make $100,000
    22 people
  34. 34. Make $250,000 In Assets
    1 person
  35. 35. Become Fluent In Japanese
    2 entries
    492 people
  36. 36. Publish A Book
    2,597 people
  37. 37. Start A Business
    2,524 people
  38. 38. Flip A House.
    322 people
  39. 39. Own A Home
    1,165 people
  40. 40. Make $1,000,000 In Assets
    1 person
  41. 41. Make $500,000 In Assets
    1 person
  42. 42. Flip A Condo
    1 person
  43. 43. Get A Job
    1 entry
    12,585 people

How I did it
How to go to college
It took me
2 years
It made me
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become fluent in japanese (read all 2 entries…)
Free One On One Tutor

My local community college has a free tutoring lounge where tutors come to volunteer. Wouldn’t you know that one really nice Japanese tutor was volunteering but no one was asking for her help. So, even though I am not in classes, I was able to slip under the radar, share my services as a math/science tutor, and then schedule some free one on one meetings with her, and she’s great! It’s like having a free private tutor.

I have a feeling that I will be oweing a lot of thanks in the long run to my new sensei.

get a job

I went to my old community college to try volunteer tutoring because it was at least something that I knew was a valuable skill that I had, but I just wasn’t sure if it was ever going to pay. So, I got there, signed up to volunteer, and wouldn’t you know from day one I got a gig with one student who’s willing to meet up with me to be tutored in beginning algebra for $15/hr.

So far, that gig seems to offer me 3 hours of work per week. Then, I went and looked around another math tutoring program on campus and it looks like I have a good shot at being hired to work as a tutor there for $12/hr being hired by the math department. Things are looking up for me. =)

Buy A Radio Station Company And Hire My Favorite Podcasts To Be A Regular Part Of A Station
Podcasts In Mind

The Atheist Experience.
Infidel Guy.
Geologic Podcast.
This Week In Science
Logically Critical.
My Three Shrinks.

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