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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Tristan in Canada is doing 2 things including…

Create the life of my dreams

90 cheers


Tristan has written 5 entries about this goal


I feel even happier and stronger. It’s taken a long time and a lot of work to change my inner voice from criticism to supportive. And I did it! More and more, my thoughts a positive and focused on what I want. I feel like I have a brand new toy where the possibilities are endless.

- workout
- play with my new toy

Dear Tristan,

Stop pretending that you don’t know the answers to unlocking your life. You have them in your hands. Open them and look. Or don’t look because you know exactly what’s there. This “Poor me, I’m about to fall apart, I’m so confused” act is not fooling me anymore.

I know why you do this, why you pretend to not be capable of doing what you want to do. It’s comforting. It’s easy. And you can continue to complain and blame. I see through this, so stop pretending and be honest.

You know what you need to do. You’re capable of it. You have everything you need to live the life you want right now, this very second.

Put down the mask. It’s over. Enough of the act. Let’s go.


I made some major discoveries about myself in the last few days.
The best one is allowing myself to have what I want. It’s one thing to want something and work toward it, but if I won’t allow myself to have it, then the work is useless. It sounds like a non-issue, but now that I’m aware of it, I can see clearly how I’ve kept myself from having what I want.

Now that I see this, I can begin to relax and start to allow myself to have all that I want. The main thing right now is to have a sense of belonging. I’ve been waiting for others to give this to me, but I see that I can give it to myself. I’m in charge and it’s all a choice.

Internal decluttering

I’m moving through all the resistance I have with reaching my goals. Now when I imagine having what I want, it feels good, not anxious like it use to make me feel. It’s like internal decluttering. By clearing out my self-sabotaging tendencies, I’m making way for the good to come to me.

Love this goal!

This goal jumped out at me just now. Probably because I’ve been thinking along this line for the past few days. I have very concrete and reachable dreams for myself and it’s just recently that I truly allowed myself an opening to living them out. I’m still exploring and venturing further out on the edge of faith.

I’ll see what happens next.

Tristan has gotten 90 cheers on this goal.


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