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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become a morning person.
i'm scratching this one for now

It’s just too damn difficult to achieve, at least for this semester. I still would like to come back and attempt this goal again perhaps next year, once I can achieve a moderate goal of waking up at 8:45am on weekdays and 9-10am on weekends(the former goal so that I have time to eat before my classes, as sometimes, I barely wake up and don’t even have time to eat before my morning classes). While this time is not as early as I’d ultimately like to wake up at, its a small benchmark I want to get to first before attempting this bigger step.

I’m just going to focus on waking up earlier for now, and advise people who aren’t succeeding in accomplishing this to just set a similar moderate(but not too difficult) benchmark of getting up earlier, rather than rushing too quickly to reach this goal(plus realized I was setting myself up for failure). Adieu everyone.



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TheLeftFitz is figuring out how she wants to spend her birthday money

Thanks for the comment. You’re the first non-smoker I’ve met who’s agreed with me.

Regarding the “morning person” goal: I’ve tried for so long to get up early because I have so much work to do at home, but it just never works out. I wake up around noon and stay up till all hours of the morning. I hope whatever strategies you are using help you actually reach this goal. Kudos.


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