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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David Braun in San Luis Obispo is doing 42 things including…

have deeper conversations

11 cheers


David Braun has written 2 entries about this goal

Change is Afoot

Slow change is almost invisible. It is amazing how having a goal here at 43things begins to bring about outcomes. New-found friends and deep conversations have been such a part of my world this past year, that I forgot that I had even adopted this goal.

I should probably mark this as “done,” but I like seeing it up here as a reminder. Plus who am I to say that it is complete? Maybe it gets better! I definitely feel more like a passenger than driver here; being carried along on cosmic zephyrs.


The conversations that I have now ARE deep, but they are few. It seems that many of the friends in my circle are long time friends. We know each other like family (better than family considering the state of most families). I know that if I had more probing conversational skills that we could eek out a few more topics to hash around. It just seems easier to add to the list of friends and open each other’s minds with fresh ideas.

David Braun has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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