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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Josh in Milltown is doing 22 things including…

Write about the things I'm thinking and feeling from time to time.

37 cheers


Josh has written 7 entries about this goal


...reasonable isn’t always the better choice.

This I believe...

Your dreams are not always easy, but the important thing is that they can be done. You have to start by believing that.

I realized...

...while on a run this morning that there isn’t anything to escape from.

I know...’s a figure of speech “I’m happy for you”, but that’s not really accurate. Someone can be happy that I have something, are something, have accomplished something, etc., and while it’s true others may experience the effects of what I feel, no one can feel my happiness, peace, sadness, anger, or fear. No one can live my life but me. Learning to be happy and at peace is the great goal of life, and I’m the only one who can do it.

It doesn't matter...

...if there are storms or turbulence on the surface, it’s the deep calm that matters.


...are only two things in life that I can control: what I do and what I think.

I love...

...having the windows open. It’s great listening to the birds.

Josh has gotten 37 cheers on this goal.


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