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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lauren1988 in Sydney is doing 40 things including…

be a good example

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lauren1988 has written 2 entries about this goal

Tour guideyness!

I’m only in this house for a few more days, but when our new housemate arrived from Hong Kong yesterday, I put in the effort to be welcoming and take him on a grand tour of the house, point out cool things on the Melbourne map, etc.

Part of my motivation for doing this is that many people seemed rather indifferent – hostile, even – to my presence when I went to France. It didn’t kill me as I’m fairly self-sufficient, but I just wanted to tacklehug the people who did something as simple as saying hi and asking me about my life back home. Just acknowledging an international student can make so much difference.

I knew I had achieved my goal when one of my other housemates told me later that it was a nice thing to do. We have mostly international students stay here, so hopefully the other tenants took note and will do no less in the future.


This doesn’t involve moralising or being sugary sweet. I just want to make the effort to be fundamentally kind and good. By being honest, and trying my best to accommodate others without neglecting my own needs.

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