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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Rioka is doing 9 things including…

Be less needy


Rioka has written 2 entries about this goal

Never a borrower nor a lender be.

I want to try this approach with friendships. That is, not doing favours for people with the expectation of getting something in return (even, really, gratitude) and also not doing things that make me unhappy out of some vague feeling of obligation to a friend.

I’m sure there will turn out to be all sorts of exceptions to this, and it may just not work. Still, I think it might be a useful attitude for me to take. Feel free to let me know what you think :)


I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I act so needy to some of my friends it’s shameful. I honestly think this is the worst thing about me as a person, and what causes most of my problems. So I’m going to work hard to accept that other people’s lives do not revolve around me, and that I don’t need constant attention to be happy.


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