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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23rdspiral is having a nice social week

stop procrastinating (read all 3 entries…)

i do so well, then it all crashes down around me. the last 3 weeks have been great – productive AND happy. the house is in a good state, i was on top of work, and seeing friends lots. (though i didnt do any art.) last week i was scheduled to work 20 hours, and found i’d done 30!! wow! super productive.

and now, i’m having troubble motivating myself to do anything. but im really motivated to exercise, which is a new thing.

please dont say i can only handle one thing at once! work OR exercise OR personal goals… grrr, i’d been doing so well :0(



I think you are super productive and i dont even know you. But you go out of your way or not to type it and ask for help which is a start. If i were you I would sit down figure out whats important and what really isnt then i would figure out what you want to do in your spare time. Motivation comes from with in I have found out. But also from others but the others are your inspiration, believe you me there are people in your same sitaution, just clam down and remember that if you have a place to live and money coming and that you care for someone and I mean truly care someone else someone will take care of you. Try to remember what you did when you were younger that made you happy, what makes you happy will motivate you to do something in that direction!!

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