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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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grandmonster in Louisville is doing 17 things including…

Smile at the beauty I see in the mirror

55 cheers


grandmonster has written 32 entries about this goal

When we remodeled our

bathroom, I put a gold framed mirror in place of the old drably framed one. Now when I look in the mirror I smile because I have me smiling back and I’m in gold surroundings. It’s like the Midas Touch.

I’ll be 62 later this month and my face looks pretty good for an old broad. Really anyone can do this goal. Smiling makes everyone look beautiful.

The mirror I use the most

hasn’t been on the wall for the past 2 months, due to remodeling so I put it back yesterday and now I can smile or wink whenever I go by!

I haven't stopped this goal

I just don’t write about it much. I still love my reflected image more than I hate it. I find that seeing myself as beautiful makes me love being alive.

I snuck up

on the mirror and there’s still a beauty in there! I don’t feel my age (almost 61) and I am not scaring myself in the mirror. Yay! All good!


I seldom write about this goal, I actually do it several times a week. As I approach 60 I’m amazed at how much better I look as compared to a year ago. I had been in so much pain for so long that my face showed it. Now, painfree and exercising often, I feel 30 years younger and fit and healthy. I’m not saying I LOOK 30 years younger, just a bit younger and of course happy and appreciative.


I have started doing this again after a couple of weeks ignoring this goal. It’s always good.

Still smiling

I think I’ve gotten better looking since I began this goal. I will need to start looking at more than my face so that I can say the same thing about my figure. Bigger mirror coming up!

since my doctor's appt

I’m back to smiling at myself in the mirror. I feel better about myself even if I’m not exactly better healthwise. After all, this body does a bang up job of getting me around and I am appreciative of the work it does.


While I’ve been blue because of undiagnosed medical symptoms, I haven’t been being true to my goal to watch my mirror. I’ve an appointment to see a specialist this week and I decided I must return to loving what I see in the mirror.

Still mirror watching!

I think it is working well.

grandmonster has gotten 55 cheers on this goal.


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