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.

Export My Content

loving each day

I'm doing 20 things

How I did it
How to get a job
It took me
4 months
It made me
happy and relieved

How to write a Letter to my Grandparents once a month
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to identify 100 things i love about myself
It took me
1 year
It made me
more confident

See all "How I Did It" stories...

Recent entries
May Bootcamp 2014: Making Time for What Matters
Making time for what matters...

I need to make time for me. I need to make me a priority. Put myself and my own future first. Find out what I want.
As it is now, he, and being angry with him and the way he is wasting my time and only ever thinking of himself, is taking up a lot of my head space. It has been doing so for a very long time. If I didn’t put so much thought, feelings and anger into what we don’t have, what we never have had and never will have, how selfish he is, how he is standing in my way of happiness…what could I do with all that time and energy? What could I focus on instead of the stream of negativity that his space in my life supplies? The possibilities are endless really. I could focus on making myself happy instead of increasingly bitter and lacking.
To start with, I need to really take back control of my own life and my thoughts and energy! Because the truth is: HE isn’t wasting my time…I am wasting my own bloody time making time for someone who is never making any time for me.
He does not deserve another minute.

April Bootcamp 2014: Coming into Bloom (read all 2 entries…)

I find this group is so inspiring, so full of activities, self analysis, plans and forward thinking :) Love it!

Time for a green smoothie, maybe some yoga moves and to clean the flat.

April Bootcamp 2014: Coming into Bloom (read all 2 entries…)
Moving on

Sadly, I have started to realise that I have lost myself in so many ways in the last few years – and that this has gone so far that I now find it difficult to make even pretty small decisions without looking to others because I can’t seem to access what I feel, good or bad.

So, one of my 2014 goals is to reconnect with myself and figure out what I want and need. To focus on myself and put myself first again.
To start this, I bought a beautiful journal today. I’m going to write every day in April and see where that takes me (whether that’s paragraphs or pages doesn’t matter) . Full focus on understanding myself, looking forward and moving on.

See all entries ...


I want to:
43 Things Login