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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I feel like that one instant turned my whole life to shit, And I only have myself to blame. 2 years ago


This is what I say: “Never regret anything because it’s what you wanted at the time” 3 years ago

never_finishedForging on

I am tired of looking back over my life and wondering if I made the right decisions, did I marry the right man, did I make the right career choice? I don’t really know how to really decide whether or not the choices made in the past were “right” so I have chosen to just keep breaking through barriers and realize it isn’t over until I can’t think anymore. I have chosen to go back to school, even with 3 children and being 37, but it’s never too late. 4 years ago

christinetStill cant get a handle on this

I know you cant change the past,but its hard to forget 4 years ago

kyhudiejust do it

I want to live on my life.Just do what i want to do.But it`s a little difficult for me. 4 years ago


If u lived your life with fear,you wouldnt make it to far. You live once and only once, make it count. Try what you can and don’t knock till you try it. AND NEVER NEVER allow someone to talk you down from something. If you belive that it will benifit you then try it. Every experince good or bad makes you a stronger person, and in the end thats what we all want.

P.S. <(“) this makes a penguin on FB :) 5 years ago

hillsboro185Shouldn't have left my old job

I should not have gone back to school, I had a great job and friends in my old city. I don’t know what I was thinking. Now I have to power through grad school and hopefully everything will turn out all right. 5 years ago


At this moment I really feel no sense of regret in my life. Any issues I’ve had with my past that I kept holding on to I feel I’ve let go of them all. I feel a real sense of peace about my life and no longer feel a need to dwell on the past or even think about it really. My life is simply what it is and it has brought me to where I am now, and I am content with that and look forward to the journey still ahead. 5 years ago

dream_catch_meLet go of it all..

Regret is what’s holding me back. Regret is what’s producing these negative feelings. Not only do I regret situations that I havn’t handled very well, I regret hurtfull things I have said to loved ones. I regret not spending enough time with the ones I love until its too late. I regret not spending enough time with my dad. I regret not putting in enough effort towards the boy that I loved. I regret the exact moments where I can pinpoint this is where it all went wrong. I regret that I would have saved it but I didnt realise. I regret hurtng people who feel as though I have hurt them. I regret not telling anyone when I witnessed people being wronged. I regret not telling anyone when I have been wronged. I regret ever having those thoughts that I shouldn’t have. I reget ever putting those thoughs into words or actions even if they were harmless, they had potential to do harm. I regret ever making my mum cry…. 5 years ago


To live without regret, would be amazing. I kind of already do, but I have to consantly remind myself of this phrase. I tell myself ‘no regret no regrets’ everyday. But I want to live with out regret without having to remind myself of it. I want it to be natural. 5 years ago

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