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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nina and jamesJuly 9

I think there may be some people I need to speak with about this. What to say. Need to basically ask straight up what do I need to do to get the promotion, especially given certain circumstances I have going on. Eg the events relating to certain people and not having a true supervisor, and that others may not know whether I should get the promotion or not bc they are in the dark about my role. So maybe I need to educate others about my role more. Certain other people to talk to about it who are in kind of a specialist role as I am. Trying to think about others who maybe didn’t get the promotion at points in the past. I mean, there is the part time person and I’m not surprised that she didn’t get it because she is in a particular situation. There is the john guy – curious how he is in that role. Similarly andrea, e, and there may be others. The pm thing is good and AJ keeps track of how that is going, so that is positive. And ei. Not sure about ma. Or ml. Plus the firing. Who knows and how are these decisions made? Need to talk to someone. “At point where this is becoming important. Would like to find out how decisions are made, what need to do to make it happen.” Talk to administrator? Talk to David perhaps. Who might get promotion this year – potentially a, but unclear about the other a. I hope not about the other a bc cd be good to get it at the same time… 5 months ago

nina and jamesHoping

To get the promotion i want in a year and a half or so… That would be beginning of 2016. Have to be strategic. Need to get a plan. 6 months ago

tribute_to_erasmusI was given an "Acting PM-04" position for the next 4 months

Iwas surprised when my bosses called me into their office and announced that they wanted to recognize my hard work and dedication with an Acting PM-04 position for the next 4 months, and, if budgets allowed it, to renew it into the new fiscal year. In government lingo, this means that i get to do work at a level above my current one (PM-03), and get paid at the higher rate as well.

I was flattered and very excited by the offer and accepted. While I believe I’ve earned it (I have been doing the work for nearly 1 year without being compensated for it), Salary budgets and job losses into he last year had made it seem like a complete impossibility.

At the same time, it was bitter sweet because a few weeks ago I finally resolved that it was time for me to make a career move out of my current field (access to information) and into my field of study (policy). I would hate to have to show my appreciation for their recognition by telling them that I want to move to another office. At the same time, I would be moving into a different field, so I don’t think they could hold that against me, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. Still, it’s a strange feeling. I need to work this out for myself for now. In the meanwhile, I’m happy for the temporary promotion; it’s definitely an ego boost :-) 14 months ago

Rosie VictoryIn one year??

I have been with my current company for 1 year and 2 months, exactly. I love it! And, in that time, I have received 2 promotions. One was seasonal, and then I went back to my former duties. And, recently, I received a permanent promotion. I began this new job last week. It is a big learning curve—so much to learn! I want to get extremely good at what I am now doing. I want to become known as being extremely efficient, reliable and knowledgeable in this new position. After that, I’ll go for another step up! I’m thinking this will be in about a year from now. 19 months ago


I got promoted to a full time Curriculum Developer at my previous job (I just never updated this, eh…) How did I do it? Worked my ass off! XD And kept myself thinking positively about the future and the things I was learning in my previous position. In fact, I did this twice over AND got a new job with a new, more famous and amazing company. I’ve been promoted again AND I think I’ll be managing others pretty soon. Amazing. 20 months ago


So glad that I waited rather than getting impatient and taking anything even half a step closer to what to want. I now have the promotion that I really wanted, on my own division.. With the account that I love. Now trying to recruit to replace my old role, reporting into me! Eek, surreal! 1 year ago

PepperyJasmine9.6 promotion

it’s probably not very likely this will happen any time soon, i’m sort of on thin ice as it is with my job… however adding this as a goal will help me to focus on my job and remind me that working hard is important and remember to prepare for work and plan what i am going to do, and work hard each day. 2 years ago

MoonJannieI have to change this goal.

A promotion is out of the question now. The company will probably close the doors soon. 2 years ago


My husband is trying to get a job in another city… So maybe this is my opportunity to “promote” into a different position? And different entity?

Looking forward to the future! 3 years ago


I’m currently in a position where I like my job, but I don’t have guaranteed hours or benefits. Wish me luck! I’m hoping to get a promotion within my current department so as to keep doing what I like :) 3 years ago

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