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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you know what you want to do. you know what you want to accomplish.
do you realize what a GIFT that is? do you realize how amazing that is to say at age 24? It’s amazing!! So… What are you waiting for?
the mood to hit? the moon to be full? the sun to rise most beautifully?... I don’t get it. You know where you want to get and you know how to get there… so, practice! 8 months ago


Um, I don’t remember the week, and I resolve to start taking notes. Yeah, right. But I did clean out the fridge and clean up the mess that caused. I got some errands done and bought healthy food. I didn’t finish cleaning out the car when I planned due to the weather.

I feel like I had a productive week, but them I look around here and realize how much more I have to go. 10 months ago


I cleaned out the fridge today. Ew. How did it get that bad? 10 months ago

AlsanderaDay 1

First day out went well. Soooo not motivated to start, but I turned on some music and went to the kitchen. I was so in the groove that I didn’t stop when the timer went off and did a few minutes extra.

It’s amazing how little difference 30+ minutes made in there, though. 10 months ago


Well, this is really a catch-all goal. I need to do a lot if I’m ever going to be ready, and I’m stuck in inertia. (No particular order!)

  • Clean the garage
  • Clean my bathroom
  • Clean the kids’ bathroom (for the non-pet-parents, I do indeed know that they’re of the feline persuasion) (and yes, they have their own bathroom)
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Demolish/redo the downstairs bathroom (yeah, there are three bathrooms in my two-bedroom house)
  • Shred old bills
  • Clean out the fridge
  • Clean out the freezer
  • Declutter all the mail

This is all I can think of right now. My goal is to spend 30 minutes a day on one of the above goals, no excuses. And the goals may say “clean,” which to me means soap and water but not the decluttering bit that comes before, but “clean” here includes getting rid of old shampoo bottles and getting contact lens packages ready for recycle and taking the cardboard across town to the cardboard recycling place since they won’t pick it up here and actual scrubbing and stoofs like that.

Okay, I’ll excuse headaches, because really, moving during one of my headaches will lead to throwing up, which will lead to more cleaning and more headaches. 10 months ago

DreadieSunFucking hate uni!

God I have an awful, difficult essay in for 4 days time… I can’t seem to work without the tele on! I need to plan properly and man up to get my work done so I’ve decided:
-light candles
-light incense
-put chilled music on
-time manage work, have TV/food breaks

I need the motivation though, hopefully I can find that somewhere..
By ten o’clock tonight, I need to have completed a plan, introduction and paragraph of my essay..ergh.. 11 months ago

jacca19Productive first day of the year :)

I’m really happy that my first day of the year was productive. Since it was snowing all day I decided to read some teaching books so that I could improve on my teaching. I read 2 books and took good notes. Hoping I could apply what I read into the classroom. After reading, I started working on my first vision board. I’m not done with it yet but well it’s 2an so I should probably go to bed lol. Oh and today I bought chicago bulls tickets. I will finally be going to my first game this weekend. 11 months ago

DreadieSun'Job Jar' idea, so cool!

So I decided I have an awful TV addiction, whenever I am doing something like tidying or even working, I have to have the tele on in the background (mostly Friends or Scrubs, gotta love it). So I searched how to beat it, and the internet suggested a ‘Job Jar’. You write down all the little jobs you wish you could do, for example, I want to sort out my cupboard, do the ironing and scan some photos for my boyfriend, put them in a jar and pick one each evening-they should only take up to an hour and you will feel more productive! 12 months ago


I received a compliment today from my boss for being “very efficient,” which made me pretty excited. Sometimes I feel like work is the only place that I actually get anything done. I need to learn how to apply the work ethic that I obviously have to other things, like homework and projects I’m working on. 13 months ago

Lcee09Homework Sunday

Welp, I didn’t do much of anything for school during the week, so now I’m going to have to pay for it.

I have 2 goals for today:
1. complete my assignment due in class tomorrow (which isn’t too bad)
2. write most of my midterm assignment due Tuesday

Here goes nothing! 14 months ago

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