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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x_lau_xLove without fear <3

I’ve met this wonderful person :).. He’s my boyfriend since a year now :). I can finally love without fear! Because I know he will always be there for me :) 1 year ago

Dare to DreamAfraid

Yes, that’s the word that describes me best. I am so very afraid.
Of getting hurt. Being embarrassed. Regreting my actions.
I push people away, because I don’t want the feeling of rejection.
I’m putting it down here and now, that I will try my very best to love without reservations. To give my heart to someone, and hope they don’t take advantage of it and hurt me.
I am lucky because I have that someone I want to give my heart to. 2 years ago


Today’s thought for myself: feel the fear and do it anyway. I imagine the fear lessens after real trust is built. The fear of what MAY happen when I start this conversation - or my fear that I’ll obsess over this possibility until I make it happen - is worse than just having that conversation. I’ve proven this before a few times. I still feel fear. Old habits… 3 years ago

AdrienneA2An ongoing goal

I think when I wrote this as one of my “things” I couldn’t even visualize what loving without fear is. When I least expected it that love came to me. For the first time in my life I’m not afraid to love and it feels wonderful! 3 years ago


Oh love. Wonderful, joyous, harsh, painful, everlasting, deep, happy, sad, strong, confused, supporting, fast, slow, cruel, indescribable, vivid, funny, unknown, real. 3 years ago

StupendaFanciullaI see I have so much fear of love inside of me

It wasn’t like this before. I am so afraid of getting deeper into love.
Sometimes I feel such a deep love inside of myself and then I try to think about something else immidiately. I am afraid of this profoud emotion and of how it makes me feel. I wish I could open myself. But it’s so hard. It wold be much easier if I lived in an ideal world when I know nobody ever would judge me, but I so much think of others think of myself, that I put my love apart and think only about insignificant things.
I think I am afraid to concentrate on something good. The same as I am afraid to feel happy and keep this feeling inside of myself. When I feel happy for a longer period I immidiately think that something is going wrong and that it can’t be this way and so I spoil everything by myself..
So I really wish to be able to accept the feeling of happiness and love, to deepen inside of it every time it comes. That’s what I really need if I want to be happy! 3 years ago

papergirlI've come to realize that

letting somebody in is the hardest part of this goal.

A lot of people tell me I just haven’t met the right person yet, and when I do I’ll know. I imagine this means it’ll all click and just feel right. That’s what I’m hoping for, anyway; but I also think I have to work on myself first. My insecurities definitely play into my inability to trust.
I feel like I’ve missed out on so many possibilities (friendships, relationships—I missing out on one right now!) because I always run away before I can get hurt. I tend to reassure myself that the pain I feel from running away is only a fraction of what I may have felt had I stayed. 3 years ago

Killergod PeaceHi my name is Kevin

Am From Mauritius I know my Wife at age of 18 she has the same age and I Married her at age 21year in 2007 and it`s 2011 and now am at age 25 she left February 2.2011 I try to connect her everytime his mother took the phone and scold at me today is 3.12.2011 am still without new so plz help what should I do 3 years ago

BunderburgMoving on, letting go

I was hurt, I was young and apparently trusted the wrong man. It was my first relationship and I let myself fall to far to fast and it didn’t end well. I needed time to heal and I waited 2 years for my next relationship. I didn’t wait on purpose but I think perhaps I was setting off vibes to men saying leave me alone. But now I met HIM and he is a great man. He is going through a divorce right now so he is needing time to heal as well. But what gets me the most is how understanding he is with my fears. The other morning I cried on his shoulder and told him I was terrified, he huged me, wiped my tears and told me he wasn’t going anywhere. How is it that I can still be scared to let go and be truly in love with this man? 3 years ago


got my heart completely broken but still….giving myself to someone so deeply and intensely was worth it…i felt alive and happy for the first time in years and i would do it all over again!!! 3 years ago

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