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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How to do one thing each week that i didn't think i could ever do


proudauzzie The final countdown :(


I found this very motivating and encorgaging. Thankyou for being an inspiration.

naturalsoapgirl needs sleep...

Very cool. This inspired me. Too often I fall back on those same excuses. Maybe I need to do something similar. Great job!

gottawonder Loves her tortoise!

What a great goal!

That’s a good way of looking at it. One thing a week.

I don’t know if I feel that I do anything that people say I can’t do, though. The people I know are pretty rugged. They expect you to be able to do just about everything.

Everyone around here is farmers, and they do just about everything themselves.

There’s a lot I could learn, like how to change a tire, how to change my own oil, how to run a chainsaw, and there are a thousand power tools my husband has that he would love it if I learned how to use them.

I did learn how to use a belt sander and a power drill, and I have used an air nailer. I know how to drive the ride on lawn mower, and use the gas-powered weed whacker. I split wood with an axe, too, once it’s cut into lengths with a chainsaw.

I have put in fence posts with a manual fence-post digger (it isn’t easy), and I operate a big push snow blower.

I am supposed to learn how to drive a tractor soon, as we are making a deal with our neighbour. If we buy a big snow blower that pulls behind a tractor, we can use his tractor but we will have to do his lane too. At some point we will have to buy a little tractor.

I am trying to challenge myself with my painting. I want to do better, so I am trying to paint more, and learn from all these books I bought.

zdechlinka no more excuses!

An urge to do SOMETHING has suddenly started flowing through me, your story is so motivating!
It’s made me think about my own attitude and now I know that from now on, every time I’ll be standing in front of a task, I’l think about what you’ve written here.

Thank you, really.
It’s people like you that make the 43 things such a great place!

raindropletshine has gotten 17 cheers on this entry.


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