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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Quit Smoking (read all 51 entries…)
Smoking up a storm

I didnt even make it pass day one last week. I had a cigarette about four hours after my last entry and have been smoking it up ever since. I am still committed to quitting, I just have to start all over again. I have quit twice in the past two years, once for six months and the other time for two weeks. Each time I started back involved me showing nicotine who was boss. I thought one little cigarette isnt going to hook me again, and next thing you know I am on my way to the store to buy a pack. I feel like I am somewhat afraid of not smoking. I feel like cigarettes have been a consistent part of my life and that I am almost losing a part of my identity by giving them up. It sounds crazy but as many benefits as I will gain and the ability to go on and complete other important tasks in my life, I still dont want to let go. Everytime that I have quit I have read Allen Carr Easyway, and it has worked. I guess I have to bite the bullet and read it again so that I can muster up a stronger resolve.


Just keep at it, you’ll get there!


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