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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Rachel in Portland is doing 15 things including…

finish this list

4 cheers


Rachel has written 3 entries about this goal

So I've been away

in another part of my life which didn’t make me so thrilled. 43 Things, as I’ve said before, has pretty much saved my life and taught me how to make obtainable goals and then kept me on track.

I’m making some fun life changes the next few weeks… the least of which include a short term life plan in order to get into the Graduate school of my choice and spend a few dollah’s doin’ some traveling.

I’m going to work on that this month. my 19th birthday is this saturday. I’ve done a lot in my time, and there’s a lot i want to do before I hit 21.

I added stuff...

It’s just that. There’s a ton I want to doooo and if I have it on the list I can’t lie to myself as much.


I’ve decided to try to polish off this list as much as I can. It’s really the ultimate list for now. Currently I’m working on having more dinner parties, writing more, running a half marathon, going to more concerts, and anything school related. Travel wise, I’m on hold until I know about graduate school. Still, I think that I can do this list. It’s really not unreasonable, but it’s about making decisions and commitments.

Rachel has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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