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. learn calculus
    236 people
  2. 2. volunteer abroad
    451 people
  3. 3. go to Russia
    360 people
  4. 4. learn yoga
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  5. 5. become a chiropractor
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    16 people
  6. 6. go to China.
    639 people
  7. 7. Learn to play the piano again
    146 people
  8. 8. learn to play the violin
    1,782 people
  9. 9. get my black belt in karate
    82 people
  10. 10. to talk to my crush
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  11. 11. Take my dog to obedience school
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  12. 12. Pass The JLPT 3 Test
    40 people
  13. 13. learn how to cook
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go to medical school
I went to chiro. college instead.

Say what you will. I found my chiropractor to be a hell of a lot nicer to my ailing mother than the neurologist was. Any guy who can, in good consciousness, charge $230 for a 30 second visit (and made their patient wait 2 hours to see him) should not be in healthcare.

gain my Iaido shodan
Done it

It is very hard and you must work through a lot- not only what you encounter in the dojo but in your own mind. Self-doubt is a powerful thing, and if you let it overcome you, this goal is impossible. However, if you are willing to put in the effort you can reach sho-dan.

do a split

I was a gymnast from the time I was 7 til 14. I was the least flexible person on my gymnastics team, so naturally because it took me a year of constant stretching to achieve splits, I thought it wasn’t anythign special. Then I joined cheerleading and discovered not everyone could do it. I have since moved on to martial arts. Now that I’m 24, I’ve lost a lot of flexibility, but I’m still pretty good. I can still do my side splits, and I’m working to get my middle split again. Remember, you can always go further once you get it.

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