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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ruff7 is doing 16 things including…

Stay In Tune With My Star player (Namely Me), The Person I have to Deal With Everyday.


ruff7 has written 4 entries about this goal


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein, (attributed)
US (German-born) physicist (1879 – 1955)


You can never be who you are , untill let go of what you were.

Better than before

I linger in this place
Without a face
Another body floating in the midst
When do I go home
Weighed down by the guilt
When can my mind be free
I’ll keep floating here
Lost in the same moment
Repeating the same mistakes
The harm dissipates
My body feels no pain now
Deadened from this conflict
Only piercing pain in my mind
When did I leave myself behind?
Living in before, not now
I’ve lost my place
I fear my mind
I fear what I will find
Now I must put my memories away
Start a new day
I must be better than before
I must expect more


stop thinking about it

I can’t even name the amount of things of told myself I will do and all the moments I’ve spent thinking about when I will do them. I’ve spent too much time waiting for perfect moments, perfect relationships, enough money, no more debt. No more promises or vows to do it tomorrow .I’m done with to do lists. It’s starts this moment or never. I will be true to my heart and be the person I’ve always told myself I would be. I will be that person from now on. Every day I’ll get a little closer to my hopes and dreams, but I won’t regret what I haven’t done.


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