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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Parker in New York City is doing 14 things including…

have no regrets

2 cheers

 

Parker has written 5 entries about this goal

I was wrong

I don’t regret it.
I don;t think I regret anything right now. There are always good things or at least thigs to learn even from the worst and most painful experiences we have. I am amased how I allowed myself to forget this and stop seeing it. It is great to be able to say – I have no regrets.
For me, once more, so I always remember how important is to be able to see the positive and to have NO REGRETS



I regret

one thing most of all



Is it possible at all?

To have no regrets? I still regret same things I did 2 months ago. And 1 or 2 more. And to think another 7 or 8 months ago I almost did not regret anything. I started to think it all depends on the state of mind. yep. i might be right about it. I will use colors again, as it is very easy to for people to visualise what is said this way. When I feel grey – blue – purpulish I tend to think more of the things that make me sad and that I don’t like, which makes me go back in time anf think – How did I get here? and there you go – a bunch of things to regret. On the other hand – when i feel – orange and pink and red, yellow, lime green, happy – then I realize – even things i’ve done that I considered bad or stupid before, that I considerede mistakes got me to the bright color – well of course i don’t regret it. I just tell myself: See it is a good thing it happened, otherwise I wouldn’t be here now. What I’m trying to say is – I need to find a way to get out of the grey. And I don’t know how to



Sometimes

I regret I ever got here. Not at 43 things, noo – I will never regret this. I mean I regret coming to the United States. And it is because I had a good life back home. Ever since I moved here I faced so many problems, and worries, and pain… But here are the reasons I should think of everytime I say I regret this – I wouldn’t meet all the fascinating people I know. I wouldn’t be able to speak English that well (I need to work on this more though), I wouldn’t (most probably) learn to ski and find out that I love skiing. I wouldn’t fall in love with this person, because I wouldn’t know him, and have my heart broken (well the second one is another thing I regret and I need not to). I wouldn’t think of starting something on my own, because if I have never come here, my life would go in a different direction. I wouldn’t have this baby – and she’s the light of my days. And knowing that I can always go back, but I still live here…. I can say – I don’t regret it!!! No I don’t! – And you know – I wrote this and I felt happy!



I'm tired

It’s almost 12am. I’m sleepy and I want to write something about this goal, but I think I’ll leave it for tomorrow. And i’ll see if I’ll list all the things I regret now, or maybe they will be less tomorrow morning when I wake up. Good night!



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