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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bangkok in Australia is doing 11 things including…

Enjoy my job

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bangkok has written 7 entries about this goal


Things have changed at work and now I can do a lot from home so that is just brilliant. I get peace and quiet and get to avoid lots of the office stuff I don’t like, for example commuting, wearing a suit, going to time wasting meetings and so on. I get to do the parts I enjoy. Very thankful for this. It has been almost a year and is working well so far – touch wood.

almost 2 years

more or less OK. I need to get my zen back.

still going well..

Been there a year now.


I think I’m doing quite well at this. I guess because I really don’t care about it any more. I go in, work reasonably diligently at my tasks and then go home and forget it until the next day. I find the tasks intellectually satisfying, the people are mostly nice and the pay is OK. I used to be in senior management and now I’m more of a hired gun or advisory role, which is more than fine with me.


I tidied up, my desk looks a lot nicer now. I spent the time to organise a few things that have been bugging me, so that is good.


Doing quite well at this


I want to make sure that I don’t get hung up on the trivial things and remember why I took the job in the first place

bangkok has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.


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