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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Elizabeth in Wisconsin is doing 15 things including…

make a list of 100 quotes that inspire me

11 cheers


Elizabeth has written 53 entries about this goal


It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

~Albert Einstein


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

~Albert Camus


There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes


Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

~Margaret Fuller


Men need rule books. Women want men to intuit what they want. And only about 2% of men can do that, and most of them are not heterosexual.

~Dennis Prager


Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

~Hugh Miller


Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.

~Garrison Keillor


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

~Calvin Coolidge


There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.

~Mignon McLaughlin


An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.

~Arnold Glasow

Elizabeth has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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