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


Recent entries from TheLostPhish

TheLostPhishI have 44K

$6k to go! 8 months ago

TheLostPhish 8 months ago


TheLostPhish 2 years ago


$5k to go! 17 months ago


$6,800 to go! I should reach this goal by the end of September :) 21 months ago

TheLostPhish 22 months ago

TheLostPhish 23 months ago

TheLostPhishI finished this about 18 months ago

graduated with high distinction! 2 years ago

TheLostPhish 7 years ago

TheLostPhishMy Fiance bought a car

So my fiance got a job in difficult to get to be public transport spot, so he had to buy a car and i’ve been benefiting from it as well, so I’m marking this as done. We held off as long as possible! If he’d gotten near where I work, we probably wouldn’t have one as my city’s public transport is pretty good. I still hope that we’ll move somewhere where we can both either walk, cycle or public transport to work, and trade the current car in for something smaller and more earth friendly that we can use less, or better yet not sell it and not get another. Life happens I guess! 2 years ago

TheLostPhish 7 years ago

TheLostPhish30,000 in the bank!

This is of course worth doing!

Setting medium term goals and putting deadlines on your self are key. I do have the long term goal of buying a house in the back of my mind, but I think letting huge goals like that dominate can be quite discouraging some times because it seems like you’ll never achieve it, so I set the goal of saving 30K by the end of 2012 – it was both realistic and achievable, but not without will power.

I’m proud to say that I achieved this goal 2 monthly pay cycles earlier than planned!

It’s now also generating interest of about $100 a month, which is great!

Next goal $40k! 2 years ago

TheLostPhish 2 years ago

TheLostPhish 2 years ago


Nearly there! Woot! 2 years ago

TheLostPhish 6 years ago

TheLostPhish$22,500 in savings account

So I’m on track to reach $25,000 by the middle of the year, and I’m aiming for $30,000 by the end of the year. I’ve got to stop shopping online, it’s too easy to spend money! 2 years ago

TheLostPhish 3 years ago

TheLostPhish3 years on

And I kind of forgot about this goal, so I don’t think I’ve gotten much better! Oh well, new year, new attempt! 2 years ago


It looks like I might not even be able to save $500 this month, which is disappointing as I thought I’d be able to save 20,000 by the end of the year and then start working towards 25,000 by July and 30,000 by the end of 2012.

It’s an expensive time of year. I spent $60 on shipping to send presents my family, next year I’ll try to get them something light!

Still I’m glad I’m able to save something in tough times (and not so tough times for people like my manager, who makes all this money but spends EVERYTHING)

My BF thinks I’m nuts for saving, he says buying a house is years off so I shouldn’t worry about it (yes buying a house is years off, but hello? buying a house takes years of saving and planning!) I get paid monthly and it always seems like there’s not as much as I thought there would be at the end of the month… maybe i need to work out some sort of week spendings plan…hmmm 3 years ago

TheLostPhish$19,000 in the bank

And I’m managing to save at a rate of about $1000 a month. Christmas is coming though, always an expensive time of year and I may not be able o save as much next month… so I estimate that’ll have $20,000 in my savings account by the end of the year, then next goal $25,000, then $30,000! It’s interesting, I’ve started to find saving quite invigorating, after achieving $10,000, then $15,000 and $20,000. I should probably do something with it though… put it in a term deposit or something, I don’t want to invest it just yet, as this will be my house deposit, but it’s not really working for me sitting there in a savings account. 3 years ago

TheLostPhish 3 years ago

TheLostPhish 3 years ago


TheLostPhish 6 years ago


43 Things Login