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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milkbox 2.0! in Hiding is doing 16 things including…

learn to let go

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milkbox 2.0! has written 4 entries about this goal


Today and the following days will be an exercise in this one again. Good grief, I just want things to be resolved and smoothed over.

I am so tired.


what is mine

What I’ve learned thus far is that there are times when things, situations or people aren’t meant for me no matter what I do or no matter how much I wish or want for it to be so. What’s left for me to do is to just accept the fact that that’s how it’s meant to be, and that something else, something much better, something that really is for me will come along.


I just need to remember this: Not everything is important, not everything is needed.

And: Conserve (your) energy.

Oh and: Open your mind.

Lastly: A good article on letting go.


I guess what I’m learning right now is that people are in our lives for a purpose and when that purpose is served, it’s time for them to leave. It doesn’t always end as nicely as I’d like, sometimes it ends when I least expect it to, but that’s the way things are. There are times when it hurts and times when it’s a relief.

I’ve got more than a handful who’ve stuck around, and for them I’m grateful. At the same time, there are those who I wish had stuck around but didn’t. That’s something I’ll just have to accept.

milkbox 2.0! has gotten 24 cheers on this goal.

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