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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viobioenunciate loud and clear!

I am surprised how much I don’t communicate because of muddling the actual sound. What fear is behind this? Don’t I want all these willing helpers to actually help me? 6 months ago


Consider joining Toastmasters:
-to become more well-versed and comfortable with speaking 13 months ago

laughalongSubgoal for "Speaking up for myself"

-Uphold my personal beliefs but still consider others and be respectful of people
-Know why I think the way I do, but also know that I’m not always obligated to explain to others
-Know that I’m allowed to disagree 2 years ago


Just to think about how far I’ve gotten: in high school once, the stop-indicating rope on the bus wasn’t working, so I just had to stay on the bus a mile past my stop until someone else finally got on! I couldn’t bring myself to ask the bus driver to stop. As if I didn’t deserve it?
Now, look at me, asking to take vacation days left and right…. :) It is still uncomfortable. I am too dependent on the other person’s positive response to feel justified in asking. 3 years ago

sami kayeUntitled

<3:] 3 years ago


it is not that i dont speak up for myself. i am crystal clear when i need to assert myself. it is only to my husband that i lack the courage to stand up and give my views. i really dont know how to work this one out! In the long run i have suffered and will ofcourse more, if i dont stand up. any tips to help me? 3 years ago

TheDoctorGirlToday happens...

... to be “I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day.” I was actually ready to take on anyone who was going to put me down. Unfortunately/Fortunately, everyone was shockingly nice to me. Oh well. I can always celebrate next year. 3 years ago

totallydoinitIt's become even more necessary

I really need to do this.
Sometimes I fall into silence.

May the universe help me to speak my truth, cultivate integrity, and gather the courage to share. 4 years ago

Craig JessicaUntitled

I will try not to let people push me around and will get the courage to speak up for myself to others. 4 years ago

TheDoctorGirlI added this goal because...

... right now, I feel as if people walk all over me. I really want them to stop, but I never had the courage to talk to them about it. Maybe setting this as a goal will give me the extra boost I need to make my life better… 4 years ago

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