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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stop doing things for money that destroy my soul


Entries from everyone


Ok. I just quit two loser jobs, no three, over the last couple of months. I’m putting myself on the straight and narrow and I THINK I can retire this goal – with God’s mercy and grace over my life. 6 years ago


Waitressing and lawyering both occupy this category. Isn’t that funny. 7 years ago


Really anxious about this weekend with my work schedule combined with the bar course.

The one saving grace is that I may get out of work a few hours early tomorrow because of the Monday holiday. 7 years ago


I really, really, really must stop chasing the almighty dollar! More than half of my problems and frustrations occur because I am trying to make/have more money! There has got to be an easier way. I wish I had gone through with a couple of investments a while ago. The two companies I almost invested in are doing extremely well. Oh well, no use crying over spilt milk. I had my reasons.

I worked until 6 on Friday, then waitressed until 1 am; then waitressed again from 6-1 am on Saturday; got up at 7 am, took a class, left early to waitress again; came home, where I am now, utterly exhausted, for a few minutes before I have to go back to waitress until about 11.

Then tomorrow, it’s work until 7 and waitressing again until midnight.

This is sucking, although the waitressing is allowing me to not use my ATM card and to pay for the really healthy lifestyle I’ve adopted lately. Health food, especially raw food is super expensive.

So what! I wasn’t meant to earn my living through my body like a farmer or coal miner. 7 years ago


How’s this for an entry? I am sick, that is no lie, but, I am preventing my own healing in order to be able to truthfully use my sickness as a legitmate excuse to not go to work, because I have a super-short term gig that I’m doing at the same time. 7 years ago


Yeah, yeah, yeah, even as I sit now, by the phone, waiting for a call for a low wage job that will suck. And, and, this call will be from a heartless agency that treats clients like cattle.

I just need to win the lottery really and it’ll all be better. REALLY! 7 years ago


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