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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Oooh, don't know what's wrong with me.

I just feel that I cannot cope with the pressure that I put on myself. But I don’t know how else to handle the situation. It’s all about my final college exams in about a month’s time and I am stressing myself tremendously about it.

Today I just burst into tears and couldn’t face leaving the house when I actually should have. I know that the possibility that I fail miserably is somewhere in the region of 1% and that it is much more probable that I do quite well but still…

Whenever I feel that I’m lagging behind my study schedule I start talking to myself in a way that I wouldn’t talk to a friend. I know that this is serious business but I nevertheless need to accept the fact that not everyday can be a super day. I need to give myself a bit of space for daily relaxation or I will really crack under the pressure.

Started today with doing half an hour of yoga and felt much better and way more relaxed afterwards. Will work on incorporating this into my daily schedule.



Treat yourself as you would treat your best friend. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Thanks, dear.

I just need to believe that I can really do it.

I wish you the best of luck

You’re absolutely right, you need to be good to yourself once in a while. When I tried to beat myself up constantly in college, I only burned myself out and it got me nowhere. I hope the yoga continues to work for you.

Thank you very much.

Am still struggling but I’m sure I’ll get there.

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