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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For the past few days my mind hasn’t been totally clear, but I’m sort of just letting it be. Its working out well – I’m just letting things drop, go late, just be. This is new ground for me and I don’t know what changed to allow it, but I’m liking it! 3 years ago

LoveTheRainI am killing creativity by being constantly busy

Planning, doing, following up, and all of that – no time for thoughts to grow. Not sure how to fit this in but I need to figure it out, so it’s on the list. :) 3 years ago

destouteless electronics is more silence

what helped for me is to stop using electronic devices so often. which means: dont turn on my computer imidiatly when i get home, dont listen to my music so often or watch dumb tv shows, dont check my email so often and definitly not with my mobile every other minute. it relaxes you. though dont overreact couse people need inspiration. 5 years ago

confusedbutterfly88Clear My mind!

i just have some many thoughs and feelings going on right now its crazy. one minute im sad one minute im happy. i dont know what i want i dont know what im doing. looking at my life it would seem perfect and right on track i really have nothing to complain about other then this feeling of anxiety that i dont know what i am thinking and i dont know how to help it. i want to try walking or mediatating to try and work through the constanst conflicting thoughs in my mind, this probably makes no sense , but thats how i feel my mind dosent make sense i need to clear it! 6 years ago


I cant stop myself from thinking about the past and how much ive been hurt. I cant stop thinking about my ex and how much i might still love him. I was numb for a very long time, and now my chest has started hurting like crazy. Its not heartburn, it only happens when im upset… IE suicidal. Like the night my bf got drunk and started talking about killing himself. It brought up memories and I unconsciously began scratching at myself. A leftover from my cutting addiction. I just want all the memories to be cleared away from my head. Amnesia would be a wonderful blessing…. 6 years ago

writer2036Think without thinking

I achieved total control over my mind and my thoughts about a year ago. I meditated every night for three weeks slowly removing all the rubbish from my mind until I could think without thinking. I know this may sound impossible but it isn’t. It’s just difficult to achieve. The hardest part is having enough mental disipline to push all your thoughts from your mind and keep your mind totally silent. You must also be very patient. It can take days just to clear some of the useless information that buzzes around in your head. How did I achieve this? Well I first worked on removing all the nonsense information like useless facts, trivia, songs and tv commercials replaying in my mind. I then moved onto the bigger issues that related to me and one by one I cleared them from my mind. Once your mind is clear then you have to make sure it stays that way by continuing to meditate. Otherwise your mind will slip back into it’s old chaotic ways. I hope this info was of help. 6 years ago

archaeologychicmy mind seems so

overwhelmed lately. I know its because I am trying to do so many things. That is unavoidable in this day and age I think BUT i still want to find mental clarity. Any suggestions anyone?? 6 years ago

JessicaI know I need to do it...

Every time I do yoga or massage or just try to go to sleep, my mind is talking a million miles a minute…it’s my one thing I need to work on to be successful in my career. 8 years ago

thewingedoneYeah, about that...

It’s an ongoing endeavor. 8 years ago

scarsofthefaiththinking lately??

so, ALL I do is THINK, I wish I can atleast clear my mind to not haveto worry or stress all the time, it stinks not being able to clear my head! 8 years ago


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