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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Jamieleeee. is so annoyed.

Actually take steps to completing my goals (read all 6 entries…)
something i learned in a business class..

that i think might help me with my goals and help me to revamp my list a little bit.

“SMART goals”


i’ll focus, learn and think about one per day so that after that i can change some goals around.



A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:
*Who: Who is involved?
*What: What do I want to accomplish?
*Where: Identify a location.
*When: Establish a time frame.
*Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
*Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.

EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a specific goal would say, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week.”


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I’m always going on about SMART objectives so lots of smiles on this entry.

I’ve got some stuff that may help … if you would like me to send then let me know.

In fact that goes for anyone who reads this post.

Jamieleeee. is so annoyed.

anything that you have that could help me, i’d be more than happy to have you share!

No probs

If you wanna send message wit ya email I’ll mail. Presume you ok with powerpoint ??


I learned about SMART goals at some stupid place my school went, that was incredibly pointless and annoying. We did all these “team building” activities. Can you say boring? I thought most of the stuff we did was stupid, but SMART goals are a good idea.

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Jamieleeee. has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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