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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Dipster in Perth is doing 30 things including…

decide what I want to be when I grow up

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Dipster has written 2 entries about this goal

Being Me will do

I just read the entry I made 8 months ago about this goal. I think I’m getting to the stage where having the perfect job isn’t the be all and end all anymore. I actaully like my job I just thought it wasn’t what I shoudl be doing. But I’m also a wife and friend and sister and daughter and heaps of other things – and thats what defines me – not my job. I want to concentrate on that stuff rather than worry about what I should be doing career wise. I’m happy – so being Me when I grow up will do fine!


I’m 26 years old and have no idea what I want to “be”. I know it’s not very old but I keep thinking I’m going to end up stuck in a job I hate forever and now would be the time to change that. I know I don’t want to be what I am now, but I just have no idea what career path I want to take. I would like to do some further study but I want to make sure it’s in a relevant field, and how can I do that when I don’t know what that field might be!! And what happens if I start a course and then realise it’s not what I want to do! So 2006 is going to be the year – where I will at least make a decision about a study path and follow through rather than freaking out that it’s not the right decision. I’ll never know unless I try right?

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