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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MusikHelps in London is doing 19 things including…

stop procrastinating

29 cheers


MusikHelps has written 19 entries about this goal

im going...

to spain. I chose to do something useful with the year and somehow by some stroke of luck things seem to be working out so far, but the amount of things that need to be done before I leave is immense. I suppose I should get started on them…i suppose.

... now that im on the gap year i have to make sure I do something usefull with it, and make sure i get everything i need to do for university next year done….only problem is procrastination. Maybe if i write down achievable goals and dates to complete them by i might get them done…maybe.

I guess...

I’m not going to university this year- I have done nothing in the way of finance, accomodtion or anything else, and all because I procrastinate too much!

But! I do think it was a subconcious way of avoding the future that I’m not ready for, so now I have to figure out a way to spend the next year constructively and more importantly figure out how im going to tell my dad….

...i think i’ll just leave him a friendly note on his table and run for my life!

a whole day wasted

I woke up this morning with the intention of doing everything I needed to do, such as; clean my room, and the kitchen, do some revision, do some laundry, organise my life a bit.
So far i’ve got up, watched tv, ate, and gone on the computer, where I still am, all the while the chores that I have to do are playing on my mind.


i’m doing so badly I don’t even want to document my lack of progress on this because seeing it written down will just be a reality check im not ready for!


this is practically impossible. I woke up 2 hours ago with the intention of doing work…Failed! I reckon i need to be kept in isolation, away from all remotely shiny objects, but then i’d probably just create my own imaginary friends (although Rosie is the original(don’t ask)) or i’d just create my own alternate universe and live in there. I think my overactive imagination is what’s stopping me here.

well... far i’ve taken 3 naps, built a fort of pillows in my living room, watched 9 recorded tv programs, created an army of origami swans (who have already attempted to take over my fort, in vain!) i’ve eaten out the fridge the small feezer and am now conquering the ice cream tubs inside the big freezer whilst surfing the net…yes I do have college work to be doing, but the quicker I get all the distractions out the way the quicker i’ll start working.

I can’t believe I actuallt sat at the computer and finshed my 500 word spanish essay, finally. I feel so relieved although i shouldnt i still have 2×1000 word essays to do 1×500 word essay to do and about 300 words to have written and learnt off by heart for next week Monday, but progress is progress…right?

I've realised

that I’m not actually doing any of my goals, simply procrastinating on them all, and occasionally writing an entry or two. I actually need to find my motivation and attempt to clear these goals, rather than allow them to simply climb in number.

so... friend has decided to take it upon herself to fix my issues with procrastination (i think she’s deluded) and so far it hasnt exactly taken off to a flying start, but shes determined to keep the hope alive, and who am i to crush her dreams.

MusikHelps has gotten 29 cheers on this goal.


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