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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aBdO511Stop whining and start winning

I’ve started this lifelong battle since I remember, I can’t say that I stopped making excuses 100% but am trying as I am more determined now, I am studying what I want where I want I achieved many goals just when I started to act instead of trying to find excuses as to why I can’t do it, now instead of trying to do something I prefer to do it being sure that I’ll accomplish it no matter what no one can stop me from achieving my goals (I don’t call them dreams anymore) and that’s what matters I’ll keep fighting til I die that’s the only time I’ll be saying I failed to achieve a goal but I am sure I’ll achieve everything I want. Be strong people and stop making excuses you’ll see by then how much your life changes. 13 months ago

Well, that's OodUntitled

I’m so bad about this. Particularly regarding exercise. I’ve really got to stop that. I’m quite tired of being whale-sized, and making excuses really isn’t going to change that. 22 months ago


Enough is ENOUGH. Stop feeling sorry for yourself because SELF-PITY is not capable of moving your life forward. Where you are at today is an INSIDE JOB. The only person at fault is the man or woman that’s in the mirror. As long as you blame others for your current circumstances, you’ll always hold YOURSELF back. It is time for you to free yourself from excuses, and chain yourself to responsibility. It’s no longer someone else’s fault for hurting you multiple times, because it’s your responsibility to not give them another chance to do so. From here on out tell yourself in every situation, “IT IS MY FAULT”…..because now YOU can do something about it. Now you have the power to change your situation, instead of giving someone the power to keep you chained to that hurt. Take ownership of your life, and never give anything or anyone the opportunity to control you.

-Trent 2 years ago

ciarra86stop making excuses so i can stop being useless!

i make alot of excuses. my mind races and i need to control it. i have a problem with not throwing emty things away. (my house is clean) but inside cabinets my husbands throws out empty med bottles snacks in cabinet. i look at it as a reminder to get more. he says its a reminder to get more when thrown away lol. 3 years ago

FirnsangSee also "being less whiny"

I really have excuses – I’m tired, I’m sick, the software’s broken, the weather’s bad, whatever. Those things won’t go away, but I can stop telling people about them to get out of things and just freakin’ get them done anyway. 3 years ago


This applies to my peers and myself. I have a habit of making excuses for the people in my life, and it sometimes gets ridiculous. It’s not that I’m trying to please everyone, I just have gotten into the habit of sweeping things that bother me under the rug. Time to kick that habit! 4 years ago


i have been at it for far to long. i am going to get off my ass and start keeping the promises i make to people. starting with taking my mother to see hers on monday. 4 years ago

schwerzLast week

I had every excuse not to go to the gym!! I didn’t want to wear shorts and didn’t have clean sweatpants. My ipod was dead. And there was something else…I forgot. But I actually really wanted to go, so I did! :) 4 years ago


I don’t want to go to the gym because 1) my calves are kinda stiff from not stretching yesterday 2) it’s really humid out and 3) i’m tired.

BUT I’M GOING ANYWAY! 4 years ago


Things I want to stop “justifying”

Eating poorly
Being lazy
Not studying
Not doing extra credit
Not being the most social
Not going to meetings 4 years ago

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