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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Allison in Mountain View is doing 33 things including…

be a better listener

7 cheers


Allison has written 1 entry about this goal

Listening progress

I feel that since I added this goal, I have gotten much better at both listening and understanding. I still have issues, particularly when I’m frustrated. One part of this which seems to be drastically better is listening to my fiance when he is telling me something that he is really excited about. It was very easy to not pay attention to anything he would be saying because
1) he would be talking so fast
2) I wasn’t nearly as excited
3) he was so adorable while doing this, that I sometimes paid attention to his mannerisms rather than his words.

Now, I make him slow down when he’s talking too fast before I miss too much, and I (usually) can focus on what he’s saying. I also need to make him slow down a lot less because he is more aware when he starts doing it. We both get a lot less frustrated because of this.

Allison has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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