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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Cal in Little Rock is doing 43 things including…

Control my tongue ("If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.")

14 cheers


Cal has written 2 entries about this goal

In my little part time job

I work for some people who are just learning how to be supervisors. I find myself getting very upset when I get conflicting orders, or find that my supervisor is acting out of fear of his/her “position”. If I just let it rest a day or so it all seems to work out properly. Perhaps one of the advantages of getting older is the knowledge that “it really doesn’t matter that much.”

So many times I try and be funny and "smart"

and say something cruel, or someone will upset me and I use caustic language to “get them”. Someone once said ” I never regretted anything I did not say.” I need to just think and try and understand how my language can make someone feel. WWJD

Cal has gotten 14 cheers on this goal.


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