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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reinvent myself (read all 6 entries…)
Getting rid of what I'm not

It’s a powerful thing to deeply realise that in order to be my true self, I don’t need to become something I am not; I possibly cannot become anything I’m not already. Anything I can be, I already am; I just have to see the fact and release whatever it is that is hiding the person I really am.

Nothing needs to happen before I can start being my true self; there’s nothing to add but only to take away. Instead of adding something to myself, I simply have to get rid of what I am not.


Josh ...and life just rolls on like a river.

I thought...’d enjoy this video clip. It goes along with what you said in your last paragraph. The whole clip is very profound, in my opinion, but from the 5:30 mark onward goes right along with what you said about there being nothing to add but only to take away.

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I love that...

It’s one of the most profound things I’ve heard… It’s so simple yet pretty much everything one needs to know.

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