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 do not know how to even start. Am I happier now that I have a job? Simply put: no. I feel as if I am putting off the inevitable: really making the most of my life by starting a business. I really need some life changing experiences. 4 months ago


I think I can say I have achieved this. I now know where I am heading and what I am doing. So at this stage I am happy. 2 years ago

proudauzzieTruthful thoughts.

I cannot really complain or be unhappy about where I am in life because I have not done anything to fix it. So either I start to put things into action, or I just shut up. It’s now or never people. The heat is on. 2 years ago


I am starting to focus on this more. I hope to come to some results in my thinking soon. 2 years ago

proudauzzieFirst step

I think one of the first things I need to do is write down a loist of goals I want to achieve. As well as write a mission statement.

In the next couple of days I am planning on buying a notebook to record my journey, as well as using it as a tool to see how I am getting along. 2 years ago

Yayuh__2 years on...

Well, its taken two years but i’ve finally sorted myself out.

I passed my driving test, after 2 years of learning and taking my test 7 times, i finally did it. I never gave up and now its paying off, i’m more independent now and love going out in my car and i think all the time i spent learning has made me a better driver :)

I have a new boyfriend now and my abusive ex never crosses my mind apart from when people tell me he’s at the lowest of the low and in a gutter somewhere. I sit and have a secret smile about the fact that i’m in a better place than him now and i’m the bigger person. He has not defeated me.

I also have a new job, which i love. It’s the same as what i was doing but i don’t have any colleagues to put me down. I love working on my own, it’s the best.

I’ve really found myself over this past two years and i finally know who i am. I don’t need anyone to complete me, but having people is definitely a bonus. I’m loving life and i’ll never take it for granted again :) 4 years ago


I feel like im kinda whinging over nothing here but im just not happy. Im barely scraping through college, im jst not that interested in my course and iv no idea what i want to do when im finished. I have friends but I dont know why theyre even friends with me because theyre all amazing people, so much better than me in every way, i dont know why they bother with me. Id like to have a boyfriend but i dont want to settle for second best yet i dont feel like i deserve what it is i want, I just never feel good enough, like im not fun enough, pretty enough, skinny enough to deserve what i want. I dont think i fully accepted my father passing away 3 years ago… actually nearly 4 years now.. jeez.. and when i drink i dont know when to stop meaning i become an absolute mess and end up embarressing myself and ruining my friends night.. im jst fed up with my life at the moment but dont know where to start to make myself happy… i know there are people out there with way worse problems than me but i just wish i could be a happier more confident person… 4 years ago


Okay so I am back on top of things in an organised sense… but… there’s still something missing. Its like I want to sort my life out but I don’t know what needs sorting. Friends don’t know what to advise me, can’t find anything inspirational online or in books… just don’t know what to do really.

Anybody? 4 years ago


For a few weeks now I’ve been feeling like I’m dropping the ball, not as organised as I used to be and generally feeling a lack of control on my life.

So its time to have a think and work out what I need to do to get back on top of things. 4 years ago


Took this from my entry here—->

I sorted myself out. I am a visual I had to put everything into writing. I vented out emotions in my journal, then prayed for renewal. I started to forgive myself for making mistakes, and forgive people for their cruelty. I plotted wonderful plans for my future…and how to get there. I just cant stop feeling inspired each day.

So, I’m back to my old wonderful self. Things happen, you sometimes get screwed up. I did late last year. But that phase shall pass. God can’t leave me like that forever. He helped me. And I helped myself. Now, I even feel better than how I felt before things went bad. 4 years ago

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