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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NikolayGWhat is need

Smile more often and not to be a downer 3 months ago

Collectorofcats Definitely

A long term goal. 4 months ago

Crystal ArringtonThe Starfish Story

Love this story! 5 months ago

DarsBlurred lines

Positivity. It’s a tricky one. I’ve had my account for over 8 years now and this was one of my first goals. Looking back I always kept it up there, as a reminder of sorts. Now with more wisdom I appreciate the power of optimism but I also value the importance and meaning of other emotions, including those of negativity. Because even they have their place and purpose in life. I am no longer a chaser of happiness for it is a fruitless endeavour. Instead I try my best to live in the present and to accept negative thoughts for what they truly are: just words. Nothing more. In doing this I have come to view life more positively. Learning that happiness is simply a bonus when one lives in the present can be a difficult lesson but one that I cherish. 8 months ago

Bob1623Morale Problem

We have a morale problem at my workplace. My company does a survey every year to gauge employee morale, and this year it shows to be the lowest it has ever been. My boss is even been very negative and he is suppose to be our leader.

So the question to our team: What do we do to get our team’s morale and motivation back?

Now I am never one to offer any ideas on this type of question. In fact I am well known at work to be the guy who sees the glass as half empty, and leaking. But I did offer one suggestion. That was to just keep a positive attitude about work. The problems we have are solvable, we just have to find the help from others in the company, be smart, and work through the issues. I even suggested to help focus the positive attitude that people should daily list the five things they are grateful for.

Several people on the team were somewhat dumbstruck that it was I who was suggesting these things. “What the heck has got into Bob” was the basic thought.

To tell the truth, I could not believe I brought up the things I did. I’m not sure it will help our team much, but it has helped me. And much of the credit I give is to 43Things and all the people here. The goals, the cheers, the conversations, the encouragement and support have done more for my attitude than anything else I have experienced.

So thank you to everyone here. You have done so much for me. I love you all. 9 months ago


Sometimes just smile at the strangers on the street and becoming a smile back, makes me feel so happy. It’s a small nice gift we can share without paying for that, can make your day a little bit better. :) 11 months ago

Phant_emI have realised that my thoughts are very negative and not optimistic at all

Since my last relationship 3 years ago i now realised that I don’t have many friends and I’m not much fun to have around. Mainly because I am pretty negative and always see the bad things first. It started with sentences like “I don’t care” and it has developed to huge pessimism. I want to be happy again and see the good things in life.
Good luck to all 11 months ago

nothatfreaki dont think people realize how important being positive is and how much affects our lives!

i highly recommend everyone to try to do this… it has such a impact in every single aspect of our life – which by the way, gets much easier when you stop complaining and being negative. good vibes all the way! :D 11 months ago

Alicia WestphalNegative Nancy

Today I did the 2013 Year in Review on Facebook:

Looking at this list of the top 20 things I’d done this year made me realize how positive our online lives look. It hides how I felt about myself, how un-focused I was at changing the things that dissatisfied me, and how my negative energy effected my family and others around me. Instead, it shows me at my happiest, proudest moments: visiting friends in New York, celebrating my first puppy’s birthday, making new best friends, having fun on the water this summer, and enjoying wonderful funny moments with my darling husband.

THAT’S HOW I WANT TO BE!! I want to be that happy, that proud, all the time! And why not? I have control over that. I deserve to feel that way. My family deserves for me to be that way.

New resolution, starting today: Be more positive, in all things. Not just for me – but for everyone my life touches. 12 months ago


Hi, my name is Grace Jean Johnson from republic of Congo, iam truly looking for a friend who can help me to put things in order. So i came across your profile here while searching, i will like you to contact me back on my private Email which is, because i am always here on my email, though i have something important to share with you if you can be trustworthy, which i can freely say here through my email for privacy.


Grace. 13 months ago

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