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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Learn to play a song on the piano


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I ordered two new books. One a workbook and one a beginners sheet music. 2 years ago

kiiruI want to learn "To zanarkand"

The person I love often plays for me on his keyboard and I want to be able to reciprocate that. The act of playing music for your loved ones. 5 years ago


I really really want to learn “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles. 6 years ago


I love singing and music in general. And I want to be able to accompany myself someday. I tried piano way back when I was in the third grade and quit much earlier than I should have. I really regret it, and am ready to change it. 6 years ago


I can play the beginning to “Dreaming With A Broken Heart” by my future husband John Mayer!

I REALLY want to learn the whole thing!

I feel really motivated to take up piano lately, but guitar is still a work in progress so I need to keep my focus primarily on that I think. 6 years ago

henery777Not chopsticks

Always wanted to learn a song on the piano from start to finish. 6 years ago


Even though my musical efforts are currently aimed toward guitar, one day I would looooove to be able to play something on the piano.

Whenever I hear “The Scientist” by Coldplay, a little piece of my soul is like “LEARN PIANO!” and also, when I hear the beginning of “Out Of My League” by Stephen Speaks, I just wish that I could play so much, even if it is a really cheesy song.
oh and “Feels Like Home.” There are so many pretty songs I wish I could play!

One day… I will learn. 6 years ago


Promise (Reprise) by Akira Yamaoka, over the holiday. I learned it by ear, it was easier than I thought! 7 years ago

dancemagicdanceMaybe Not

by Cat Power. Ridiculously simple, just four chords. Woot. 8 years ago


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