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 being so serious


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Ida MiccioUntitled

I seriously need to take a minute and calm down. Most of my friends tell me that i need to just take a breather but how am i supposed to do that when i dont even know how?! im too friggin young to let stress get to me so ive decided to take more walks and just take out some time to chill :D 3 years ago

mambobotStop being so Serious

Sometimes, I try to joke around with my friends and peers. I try. But I am still way to serious with everything in life. I need to relax and calm down more. :D 4 years ago

memylesNot sure why I take life so seriously

I can’t seem to relax and enjoy life. I even need to learn how to breathe again. Since time is passing, I’ve actually don’t know how to breathe normally. 4 years ago


Sometimes I can relax… but it’s not very commonplace. I always feel like everything I do has to have some larger positive effect subconsciously. Everything has to be “productive”. This is part of the reason why I have such an issue with watching movies (unless they’re in French and my mind is at least getting something out of it). I ALWAYS need a reason for everything I do. I’m always tense or stressed or thinking about what’s next (which is only good in healthy doses) and I just need to… be less serious about EVERYTHING. I’m going to drive myself to be a workaholic/to death if I don’t alleviate this soon… 4 years ago


I really need to chill out 7 years ago


I am so serious & people always tell me that I’m really intense. I’ve justified it by saying that you’ve got to have intense, idealistic people in the world because how else is positive change going to happen. But really I just exhaust myself & others. Must lighten up (without putting too much pressure on myself which will make me more serious…) and stop being so hard on myself. Apart from the really really serious stuff like global warming & the stupidity of certain presidents & prime ministers I’m going to stop taking stuff & things & myself so bloody seriously! 7 years ago

JamSmoothAgain, a lifetime goal

I’m taking this off b/c I feel this is something that is never totally accomplished, at least not for me. I can stive be more playful, joyful and fun. That’s the best I can do! 8 years ago


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