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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new_start in Canada is doing 23 things including…

7 cheers


new_start has written 3 entries about this goal


I am such an avoider… Hiding when overwhelmed…

Even my use (or non-use) of 43things helps me see this.

The bigger things are, the less I talk. But at least there are a few close to me that I am keeping in continual contact with, who know what is going on.

Change, on several fronts, is in the works.

Meanwhile, it is good to have this ‘goal’ to fill in.


I really don’t know how to use that thing properly.

Which means, I don’t really know how to measure my own morale!

I think sometimes I just pick out the biggest highlight of the day, and choose a number according to that. Meanwhile, the overall situation might feel quite different!

I just don’t know how to combine all the aspects of myself together.
In the meantime, I like that I seem to be towards the higher end of the scale, even while having a fair bit weighing on me!

I find having this goal...

to be very comforting.

I’ll wait a bit to decide if I’d like to keep it.

new_start has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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