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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I'm doing 6 things

0missy's Life List

  1. 1. have laser eye surgery
    1 entry
    78 people
  2. 2. join (and go to) a gym
    31 people
  3. 3. get a pay rise
    1 entry
    30 people
  4. 4. get married
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,332 people
  5. 5. Lose 20 pounds
    7,455 people
  6. 6. make more eye contact
    268 people
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get a pay rise

Being a newbie here i added this to my list of things before looking to see how you have all felt about it, the resounding “not worth doing” is making me nervous.

My boss is definatley a * and asking for a payrise my be like giving her permission to make my working day a misery.
Should I wait until the end of my first 12ths for a regular appaisal or ask now 8mths into my job?

get married
perpetually engaged

We’ve been toether for 7yrs and engaged 4yrs, everytime we start planning our funds get swallowed up.
We got engaged after I finished university, we were excited and started planning, then we (i)fell pregnant, we have a son 3now. We were so sure that we’d be hitched soon that our son has a different surname to our own as we were going to double barrel and “give” each other our surnames. Then we needed our funds for a house, then double glazing, then guttering oh it goes on…
So no more excuses. I shall be a bride.

have laser eye surgery
1st post.

I’ve been thinking about having lazer surgery for some time.
I saw one of my students on this site and was told sternley that thinking about things doesnt make them happen.
Absolutley correct, so here I am and this is my first thing.
I have researched and decided upon lasik surgery, due to the type of eye correction needed, I’ve even been saving up my pennies (its not cheap), my next step is to find my nearest clinic, go for a consultation then do it. Sounds easy eh?


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