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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eBear is doing 39 things including…

Create the life I want to live

35 cheers


eBear has written 11 entries about this goal

spending moratorium

I have enough.

This is my new mantra.

I have an addictive personality, and shopping is a weakness for me. But I’m getting better at not spending money. My biggest problem? The drug store. I have more hair-care products, and lotions, and perfumes than anyone I know. And I have guilt about it, which only makes it worse for me. So until I have used every last drop of every shampoo, conditioner, or funk-i-fier spray, I am not allowed to spend one penny more. Now, I had to break this rule to buy some special shampoo for the itchy scalp, but overall, it’s working pretty well.

In addition to curbing my spending, I have a HUGE pile of stuff to sell off. Stuff I’ve never used. I can think of three pairs of shoes, two pairs of jeans, a fancy dress, and a jacket or two that all have been in my cupboard for at least a year, if not more, and all still have their tags on. Maybe I should make a new goal out of this: sell that crap! I am not going to give it away, since I’ve never used it, I’ll sell it. And use the profits for something fun, like a holiday or something.

Yes, this plan is getting better all the time.

(now will I actually do it?? that remains to be seen….)

been trying this one on for size

but i keep butting my head up against a brick wall.


I see myself:

- driving a rav4, silver, four doors (easier to lug my table that way)
- being successful with Bowen, and even Equine Bowen
- working the hours I want to work, and still having tons of time to accomplish other things
- helping/encouraging tm with his dream business
- owning a few rental properties
- coowning a gorgeous waterfront property
- healthy, toned, and full of life
- having three kids


I want to travel to many, many places. For now, this list includes:

- Thailand
- Cambodia
- India
- California
- BC
- go back to China
- go back to England
- Holland
many more to come…

Life is GOOD.

I’m doing this….and it’s awesome.

Work is great.

I have amazing friends, and making new ones.

My family is so loving.

I’m relearning all the cool things about ME.

I’m going back to school in the fall.

I’m about to buy a car.

Life is just GOOD.

I read this today; just had to share.

“Everything you want is yours….. IF!!!
INTEND what you desire, and LET IT IN!!
ABUNDANCE will FLOW if you get out of
the way and stop thinking the thoughts
that resist the flow.”

This has been my problem….worrying about the hows and whens of what I want. I just need to put it out there, take a deep breath, and let it all go, safe in the knowledge that whatever I desire is on it’s way to me, if not already here.

So, I've been getting signs from The Universe on this one.

As in, I went looking for advice in the form of my horoscope yesterday, and for some reason, rather than typing in my usual search querie to google, I made some random search for a variation on “free online horoscopes”. Among the results that came back was one that resonated within me. This horoscope told me that whatever I was chasing the most, or trying to capture the most would just continue to elude me the more I went after it. It went on to say that I should wait for clues to determine how I was to progress. I found this very fitting for the current developments with regards to FB. So, I reread it, and then closed the browser window. A few hours later, I wanted to go back and read it again, but I couldn’t find the site. I even reviewed my searching history, and nothing came back; it’s as if I never searched for it at all. Then between yesterday and today, I’ve easily received 5 cheers on this goal. This morning while sitting at the dining room table, I noticed a pile of cards my mom had from one of the charities that send out cards in an effort to get you to send more money to them. So I happened to glance at the top card, which has the image of a woman facing a green grassy hill, her arms spread as if she is receiving blessings from above. The card reads “life is not about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself”.

So, after all that, it’s clear to me that I need to be more direct in what I am asking for.

So I’m off to add to my manifestation list.

I am creating
  • a healthy relationship
  • the job of my dreams
  • great friendships
  • self respect
  • LOVE
  • JOY!


So, I have been sitting and thinking about this goal, and I’ve been watching the Esther Hicks version of the movie The Secret, in addition to listening to some of her work online. And I’m really grasping this idea. I’m realising just how powerful mind over matter is, and how much control I have over my own destiny.

I had dinner with an old friend of mine tonight; we don’t get to see each other often, so when we do, it’s an all-out rehashing of our lives over the past (in this case) eight months. He was asking for all the low-down on FB and I, we discussed his relationships, work, friends…everything. It was a wonderful evening. I am well and truly blessed to have him in my life.

Back to the matter at hand. So this friend is such a great friend because he asks the tough questions. He is genuinely interested in the answer, not for what he thinks you should be doing or saying….but because he’s genuinely interested in the answer, and the whys behind said answer. So for instance, he was asking me “At what point do you sit and say ‘enough is enough’ with regards to how you feel he has treated you?” Then later on he asked me, “So when you look at your life, what makes you so sure he’s the one?” He forces me to step outside of myself and look at my life objectively. He also asked me if I knew I were to die in a year, would I want to spend the last year of my life with FB? Why or why not? These are the things I need to be asking myself. These are the things I am asking myself.

But then I start to think, well, if I’m so powerful over my own destiny, why can’t I manifest exactly what I want out of this relationship? Which only leads back to, “Do I want to manifest this?” Which circles back around to, “Well, why wouldn’t I, since I know I can create it as I want to….” It’s an interesting cycle I’m in.

I also was thinking about the two of us today, and practising some of the steps of the LOA as outlined by Esther Hicks/Abraham, and I felt it. I felt how strong I was in creating this, and I think that scared me a little. I think I might want to be single for awhile. I’m not sure. I need to do more soul searching with this one.

i started

to write out what i want to see in my relationship with FB.

I also have to write out the changes i need to make myself.

I have been watching the original version of The Secret – the one with Esther Hicks – and it has made SO much more sense than the extended version did. Unfortunately, that’s not a totally fair judgement as I haven’t actually watched the extended edition since “someone” still has it in his car…. :(

eBear has gotten 35 cheers on this goal.


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