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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ugogrl in New York City is doing 13 things including…

"Future Promises to Keep" list

5 cheers


ugogrl has written 34 entries about this goal

Pay homage to the honeybees

for they pollenate flowers & fruit trees. This, to me, is a mighty miracle. These tiny bugs help to get fruit to my table and flowers to my garden. WOW!


Focus, focus, focus

I have an old world brain. I can’t stand having too many options to choose from. I don’t need 43 flavors of ice cream. Maybe 5. I could easily combine 5 flavors into one dish & not feel overwhelmed.

43 goals are fine but I need to square away which are top priorities and which can be pushed aside for now.


Cinco de Mayo…again

Happy Cinco de Mayo everybody!

I need more cowbell

Because sometimes there just isn’t enough

(A funny, funny skit from SNL with Will Ferrel & Christopher Walken)

Simma down na

An old skit from SNL acted by Cheri Oteri…gives me the giggles everytime…simma down na

Visit the Aliens

and compare notes

Sometimes you gotta "Fake it until you make it"

You can use the “Little Engine That Could” mantra: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”

Notice the changing sky

If you don’t look you may miss the opportunity to understand that life is transient & light & shadow are the underpinnings of human existence.

Focus on what you can do, let go of the rest

there is so much truth in the serenity prayer

Eat more fruit

Natural antioxidants & wholesome goodness packed by mother nature in pretty paper (i.e. skins, rinds, peels)

Ugo~mother nature :)

ugogrl has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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