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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pay off my debt (read all 10 entries…)
Slow Progress

So I’m still moving forward with this goal and my balance is going down. It’s just not moving as quickly as I wanted/hoped it would. I’m trying hard to keep my focus.


Andrea409 Find me on PopClogs!

I know how you feel.

It’s hard to not be discouraged when the results are slow. Try to take it in stride. It cheers me up to view each day that I stay on budget as a triumph, a mini-goal. It makes it easier for me to focus on small goals that lead up to the huge, overwhelming goal of conquering debt.

Thank you

Hearing your feedback is very helpful. I think I’m going to try for a week to track my spending so I can see where I’m spending money. I have been getting down on myself every time I spend money enven when it’s for items that we need in the house. I know that I shouldn’t but it’s hard when I want to get these debts paid off so bad.

Sarah Kay Find me on PopClogs!

Keep at it

Back when I worked in collections, we recommended paying 20% more than the bill to keep interest from piling up. I know it’s not always an option for everyone, but if you can afford to, do it, and you’ll see faster progress. Avoid credit consolidation. I can’t tell you how many people they, forgive my French, screwed over. Best of luck to you!

Thank you

This is so helpful. I have just been trying to put as much as possible, but the 20% gives a nice goal to aim towards.

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