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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Jay in London is doing 17 things including…

fearlessly live the life I want to live, be who I truly want to be, welcome change, unleash my inner, creative, adventurous, warrior self, and have no apologies for it, whatsoever, to anyone


Jay has written 1 entry about this goal

Making it stick.

This is the third time that I have signed up to this website now. Each time I arrive full of ideas and expectations, hope of achieving great things and living a brilliant life.

This is all very well and good, dreaming up plans and such is not the hard part. The hardest part is making these things stick. Retaining focus and being able to execute these plans to make them work. For them to become a reality, not just dreams.

What made me take this step again is being inspired by stories. I believe that people take life for granted. People seem to believe that they’ll be around forever? I’ll do this tomorrow. Or I’ll stay in a dead end job and be unhappy. There’s all the time in the world? But do you really know how long you’ll be around. Maybe just another day, a month, a year, 10 years? I don’t want to take a chance and die knowing that I didn’t achieve what I wanted to, or experianced the things that make me happy.

I want more. I want an extraordinary life. I want to be happy as much as possible and make the most out of my life.

So, I have these ideas, I have these goals. But how do I stick to them?


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