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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It is very important to me to make my parents proud. They want to see me succeed so I plan to get good grades and get involved in my college community to show my parents that I am becoming independent and successful. I plan to do this within the next semester and maintain it until I graduate. 7 months ago

Lisasuccess :)

Today my mom said she thinks I’m successful. It made me so happy and even happier since I just added this goal. It’s nice to hear that your mother thinks you’re on the right track :) 2 years ago

AgneZedPride rock.

I have wonderful parents, and I’m sure they are proud of me already, at least that would be their answer if I asked. I was not very messed up kid.
But for all the love, nice things they gave me, nice childhood, for letting me express myself, listening to my oppinion and for that they are most wonderful parents, I want to make them proud, in all the ways I can.

I think my goal would be to finish university and decide what I want to do with my life. Then do it, and be the best I can at that activity. Make good money and buy them stuff or holidays or whatever, what they have chosen not to have, so that my life would be better. 3 years ago

Zfière de moi

My mom said to me today ‘je suis vraiment fière de toi’. Meaning im really proud of you. i feel so great! Its all for you mother. I can never thank you enough, especially for the strength you have given me. 3 years ago


for me, i find my parents are impossible to be satisfied and they just built this idea about me and never dare to erase it.

But i shall try anyway, though I believe it is impossible but why not dream of a possibility. 3 years ago


The day I got my Bachelors degree I knew how pride they were. Although we have a great relationship I knew they were proud of my accomplishments. They came from Colombia in search for a better future for their family and I hope they know how much I appreciate their hard work in raising me and putting me through college. 3 years ago


At least, that’s what they tell me! 3 years ago

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or just my mom would be beyond contenting 4 years ago


I try every day, but I always feel like it’s not enough. I’m hoping someday something will happen that will make them truly proud to be my mom and dad. 4 years ago


I actually did make my parents proud by getting into a local college. But I didn’t feel like I tried my best and only got in based on luck. So I really want to actually try all my best and put in effort in everything in college. I want to do well right from the start. I want to graduate from college with a good grade and really really make them proud. I know it’s hard to get an ‘A’ in college (and I’ve never really gotten any good grades ever since elementary school), but I definitely want to do my best to achieve it. 4 years ago

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