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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A question about this goal: Hi! What should be my first steps toward achieving this goal? November 2nd, 2005 16:29


Well. First of all set some time aside for yourself. And do something fun! Go out to eat, see a movie, hang out with friends.

Or, enroll yourself in a low-stress class. Art, music etc. Or simply spend some time at the bookstore to find some pleasure reading.

The important thing to remember about this goal is to remember that it’s okay to not be doing something productive every waking minute of our lives.

ash_night has gotten 2 cheers on this answer.


Thanks! I have been trying to enjoy reading more as its something i used to love doing and rarely do it these days. em… in all honesty i havent improved at relaxing through my own efforts at all. After the Christmas break when i went back to school i was relaxed but after about a fortnight i was freakin out again. Its not like a I have too much to do kinda stressed, its always about thinkin too much and second guessing what other people are thinking and wondering what i should be doin. Like i think of so many reactions to any given situation that they bottleneck only a little squeak will come out and then i think what the hell are you doing and get real up on my own proverbial ass about it. But i tried some meditation every day over the christmas break and noticed that that made my brain calm down a whole lot. Hmm…continued efforts are required. THanks again,

Best of luck to you.

I used to stress out a lot. Like after a test, I’d mull over it. But I’ve more or less realized that whether or not I stress, I will get whatever grade I will get. Thus, if I don’t stress, I save myself much trouble and well, stress. :)


I have to remind myself of that all the time , thanks!


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