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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runwim boxlessness

learn to take criticism
I have

added this goal when I got criticism on one of my comments on 43T and saw how bad I was taking it. My outward response was a (well accepted) apology but inside I was defensive, upset, thought of leaving the site, etc. As if the world would end, or I would attract eternal anger, when I do something that’s not right (or liked).
And that’s a mechanism inside of me that most of the time makes me avoid (the possibility of) confrontation. NAH! Missed opportunities, that’s the result. Better learn that action is the way to go – and if someone doesn’t like what I do realize that that is not the end of the world.


joyjoei “I make myself rich by making my wants few.”

If you leave this site,

do you have any idea how many girls are going to miss you? Myself included. So, don’t ever think about it!

runwim boxlessness


blush, fly, twinkle-eye :-)

No idea how many, honestly. And I’d miss everyone too! See how much I need to learn to take criticism rather than escape criticism?

Aloha50 I trust the universe!

A lesson is in everything

and hopefully learn from it. I always say “I know there is a lesson in this, but God please let me learn it fast!”

So reflect and then sail your ship into calm waters, because another wave will be sure to hit, and more lessons to be learned.

Right now I’m dealing with being a pushover, feeling like I’m unapreciated because I am so darn reliable. I am trying to squish the anger, and figure out the lesson without shutting down and replacing kindness with a big fat “no”.

runwim has gotten 18 cheers on this entry.


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