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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KC_Cooker in Kansas City is doing 25 things including…

stay focused

10 cheers


KC_Cooker has written 3 entries about this goal


I have got to stop playing, stop working and have got to get cleaning. My sister in law is going to be in town with my nephew this weekend for a soccer tournament. The thing is… we are going to be out of town. For some reason, I feel like my house has to be EXTRA clean since they’ll be here by themselves.

I did my weekly cleaning on Tuesday this week, and of course the kids rooms and my room are all cluttered up again. Argh!!!


I stayed focused long enough yesterday to clean out the hall closet that was in horrible shape. I have a big bag of stuff to take to Goodwill. All the summer shoes and things are put away. I added a small pretty basket for the kids to put their gloves and hats in and added two hooks at their level so they can hang their coats and backpacks up instead of piling them on the floor of the closet.

This feels good… I now won’t have the battles with Kelly in the morning. She thinks it is appropriate to wear flip flops in 30 degree weather. Now that those shoes aren’t in that closet anymore, she’ll have only “appropriate” choices! Hopefully this will make my life a bit easier!


Man… I get so sidetracked lately. I hate this scatterbrained feeling I’ve had recently. I can’t seem to focus and can’t get anything done because something else sidetracks me.

I’ve adopted this goal and hope to be able to mark it off as done soon!

KC_Cooker has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.


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