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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spend less time online (read all 2 entries…)
No time suck activities online.

That’s the key. I have a morning ritual online and then I shut down my computer for the day. I only use it for research purposes.



Dress better
What is better? Who decides?

I went on a shopping trip to Vegas. In my mind dressing better means dressing like me (something I haven’t done for years).



pay off my debt (read all 2 entries…)
We used our tax return.

It was actually a difficult decision. I was looking at a house (another goal I have) but I had to decide to use it as a down payment into more debt or pay off existing debt. We don’t owe anyone! Oh what a relief it is!



keep negative people out of my life
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They are so powerful. Why do I let them kill my joy?



drink less soda
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A big part of it was trying to stay away from high fructose corn syrup. When you stop drinking soda you start drinking more water. Double bonus!



paint my kitchen
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I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time.



Cook more, Eat out less (read all 3 entries…)
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We turned vegan a year ago on Thanksgiving. I’ve tried eating out but I don’t see the point. I’d rather buy the ingredients and cook it myself. It’s the only way to know for sure what’s in our food.



Buy a House
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We’ve gotten 3 pre-approvals and found the house. We just need to add more income so I’ll feel more confident about making the payments. Right now we own our trailer and pay $250/month for lot rent. I don’t work and we’re doing fine. I just don’t think we can swing $500/month.



eat healthier food
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We’ve been Vegan for a year now but we’re sill eating too much processed food. We need to eat more whole foods.



spend less time online (read all 2 entries…)
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I should be cleaning.



learn yoga
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The mind/body connection.



complain less
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I’m a spoiled brat. I complain daily.



be a better wife
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I am married to Superman. He’s my hero. I need to remember that and stop nagging.



be a better mom
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I wanted my daughter more than anything else in the world. Now that she’s a teenager I tend to forget that.



run a 10K (read all 2 entries…)
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I need to work my way up. Maybe start with a 5k.



be happy with my life (read all 2 entries…)
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Too similar to another goal.



create my own advice column (read all 3 entries…)
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I don’t have the time or the know-how right now.



Learn to cook (read all 2 entries…)
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I know how to cook.



read minds
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You don’t really want to know what’s going on in some people’s minds. I admit that it has protected me throughout my life. I just wish I hadn’t seen some of the horrible things people have done and think about doing. I guess I just wish I could turn it off.



Laugh. A lot. Genuinely.
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I think it will come naturally after working on other goals.



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