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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Holly in Vancouver is doing 33 things including…

Re-do that one class I missed

27 cheers


Holly has written 1 entry about this goal

I decided to give up, but not without lots of thought!

‘m not good at Math. It doesn’t interest me and I’m always challenged with the idea of there being one exact right answer.

I’m also not good at finishing everything. I love thinking up new ideas, brainstorming ways to make the idea bigger, researching how to make them happen, writing the plan, getting people involved and starting the work. But getting through to the very very end of something is something I’m often challenged by. I do get to the end, just as I do finish math equations. But I don’t love it and I’m not good at it.

This month I had yet another amazing session with Minerva’s Women Leading the Way program. We talked about strengths drawing on the work of Markus Buckingham and were fortunate enough to have leadership and facilitation from Tracey Hutton. Tracy isn’t someone who read Markus’s books or met him at a conference, she actually worked with him and the enthusiasm she had for his work was contagious.

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Holly has gotten 27 cheers on this goal.


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