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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ready steadyat it

i’ve neglected this goal a lot. mostly because i haven’t been reading for my classes much at all. between actually showing up for my classes and working two or more days a week, i just haven’t had the time, energy, or motivation. but exams are around the corner and graduation is a huge motivator. so i will have to make the time. photoreading should help me cut back on the time i spend and is supposed to increase my comprehension. so! i will once again start practicing my photoreading skills! 4 years ago

ready steadyordered

i ordered a course. i’m pretty excited about it. it’s actually “photoreading,” which is a little different from regular speed reading – less rushed and better retention cuz it’s idea-centric reading or something like that. 5 years ago


I need to know how to do photoreading 5 years ago


I have a photoreading set- but it’s a lot more complicated than I hoped. I mean, I’m sure if I can get through the 8 hour tapes I can do it- but by the second tape I was so confused I’m not even sure it’s possible for everyone. I just don’t think that I’m as smart as most people. It takes me so much longer to retain information and I seem to forget it more often than not. I was hoping this could help with my memory as well- but I’m not sure I can get through it. If anyone has any advice or if there is something (and I’m sure there is) I don’t know about this. I really need help! 6 years ago

ApacheSlimOnce a day

I need to make absolutely sure that I try all the steps in the system every day on one book! Otherwise I won’t learn how to do it! 6 years ago


I took the seminar a couple of years ago on a whim that was funded by my employer. I had purchased the book and felt that I wanted a guided introduction. Knowing now what I’ve gotten out of it, I would have even found a way to pay for it myself. I think the in-person seminar is amazing, but I can’t speak for the home course. The skills gained from this system have enabled me to bring my reading and learning to a new level. It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t see the website before going to the class, because it does look a little “new agey” and too good to believe. But the system really does work. The caveat is that it’s not a miracle. It takes work to master this skill, just like any other, and you have to work at it. WORTH EVERY MINUTE! 6 years ago


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