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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She in Brazil is doing 28 things including…

be my best friend

32 cheers


She has written 8 entries about this goal

It means

focusing more on my potential and exploring my possibilities, rather than worrying about my limitations.

This week I have

successfully dealt with stress, taken care of my family in a particularly scary situation, and stood up for something I believe when two people I care about were strongly against it. I was my own source of support, and it felt good.

Taking care of myself

Boring evening, husband was working late, son was asleep. Instead of lying in bed watching TV as I usually do, I did some exercise (for the first time in about 10 days), got rid of some clutter, took a nice hot shower and then used a few those nice skin products that promise to make you look better pretty soon (I didn’t even remember I had them).

It feels good to relax and pamper myself for a little while.

Bouncing back

because life is too short, and “almost lonely” isn’t “lonely”. Honestly, I can’t afford to be feeling down anymore.

A few hours ago I was happy

then one conversation makes me feel misunderstood by the world. I am probably overreacting by feeling this overwhelming loneliness right now. Can’t help it now.
Tomorrow is a new day…

Be resilient

I need to work on that to be my best friend. I’m glad it is something that can be developed!

Being my best friend

1. Taking time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family.
2. Not letting a certain ghost haunt me again.


Wow, less than one minute after I added this goal I got my first cheer for it. :) Thanks Deni!!

This is now my number one goal for 3 resons:
1. Being my best friend means taking good care of me (in many aspects) and making myself happy. A happy Myself will be more open and more prepared to make a positive difference in other people’s lives and in the world. It is not a selfish goal.
2. I could certainly use a very good friend now, why not consider me, my own self, for the job?
3. I realize many of my problems exist first inside my head, because I judge myself and I wouldn’t be this hard on my best friend.

Wish me luck, friends :)

She has gotten 32 cheers on this goal.


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