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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amorefulfillinglifeGetting there!

Slowly but surely – I crossed another project off my list today! Got a new, fun assignment from my boss with a short leash. It will be hard to finish it by tomorrow morning, but at least it will be over sooner than later. :) Should finish two draft letters tomorrow. 4 years ago

Hollis53Loose Ends

Have found that loose ends - things undone or done incompletely - weigh on my mind and immobilize me. 6 years ago


for the first time in at least a year, I feel I have a reasonable amount of control over my work load, and can even see the tops of my filing cabinets and most of my desk. And in the nick of time! I’d hate to be gone 10 days starting out way behind.

I’m marking this as done, though I know it’ll be short-lived (I will be buried when I return!) 7 years ago


I’ve been making good progress on this goal, but am still far from where I want to be before I take off on a week & a half of vacation. Being gone so long is a bit unnerving; I haven’t been away for so long since childhood. 7 years ago

DoubleNLots of progress

this week, but still a long way to go. Not only have I torn through my inbox (the non-virtual kind) but can see the tops of my filing cabinets again! Woo hoo! Maybe by the end of the week I’ll be near to checking this off. 7 years ago


killer week, but this coming week may be better. I am ecstatic about our new office assistant; for once we hired one that is competent enough that I can hand off some projects to her. Yay! 7 years ago

DoubleNThe next 2 days

I’ll be out of the office a lot and basically treading water. Over 10-hour day today. Maybe by the end of the week … 7 years ago

DoubleNSome progress

Although I didn’t get a huge amount of work done on my actual files, I do feel much better after taking care of some quick loose ends and organizational items. I now have a good checklist for Monday, which should really help. 7 years ago


killer day at work. Incoming crap from a dozen directions simultaneously. All needing attention RIGHT NOW. I’ll have to go in tomorrow to attack, attack, attack – and try to ignore the phone. 7 years ago


I’m making progress on this, I probably won’t be able to check it off till at least late next week – there is a nasty federal estate tax return deadline I’m not ready for yet, and a horrific appeal looming (totally new territory for me).

In reality, I will most likely never be totally “caught up”; I will be satisfied if I can get to the place where my work load is prioritized and manageable. 7 years ago

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