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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be stronger (read all 19 entries…)
no easy way

Part of being strong is learning how to walk away from “friends” who do you more harm than good, even if you’ve had years of friendship in the past. The past no longer matters. What matters is the present and how you are right now. And if a certain someone just no longer fits that, then hard as it is, you have to let go.

This is what I did with Karen and I just cannot look back. I did what I did because I felt used and abused and I wasn’t going to carry on with that. People may presume and assume all they want about my decision but I stand firm behind it. I have to keep my best interests at heart. She just doesn’t fit the kind of person and life I want to carry with me to the future.

I guess, my whole point here is, beings strong means not letting emotions get in the way of doing what’s best for you.


We have pretty in common things. I know we will survive.

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