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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Lisa in Champaign-Urbana is doing 37 things including…

feel like I can do anything

1 cheer


Lisa has written 1 entry about this goal


I write about the Bad Tapes occasionally in other places – anyone else have those? The tapes that play over and over in your mind when you’re trying to do something or accomplish something?

Those Bad Tapes are what keep me from really Going For It. I’ve learned to tune them out somewhat. I landed this dream job (for me, anyway) by tuning them out and replacing them with better thoughts. I have a great husband who has helped me see who I really am. I’m on better terms with my parents, who seem to have forgotten how they shaped me, and how much I’ve had to overcome. I forgive them, I do, and I think they’re relieved for that. I hope my father can do some work on his own; I know my mother has.

I’m still a work in progress.


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