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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mandamarie14i am honestly lost.

i used to be such a happy person. no joke, i just was naturally a fun person to be around. now no matter what happens, i just don’t feel that spike of energy. . . i feel like i’m living for other people… and when i do things i’m just wondering if it’s something they would do.? i’m feeling at risk with losing myself. how do i fight this? when i do everything i do. i DONT think about it. my mind is fluttering to a million other things… i need to learn how to be zen. say if i’m eating dinner. i’m thinking about my boyfriend, my friends … everything and before i know it… i just ate my whole meal. what can help fight this? 4 years ago


kdayyUntitled

i feel as if nothing satisfies me. im so stressed about he future and achieving goals that ive made up in my head that i cant enjoy myself or anything ive accomplished. this attitude makes me sad and im really hoping, with the new year, that i can relax and not worry about money or relationships, or friends, or how i look. i need to feel more comfortable and confident with myself and not be such a huge ball of stress. 2009, you better be good to me! 5 years ago


myeagerbeaverUntitled

life would be less stressful wouldn’t it! 5 years ago


melanielikesLaugh

In high school I had no worries. I think that is why I was so much happier and I had more fun. Now, 4 years later, my personality has become somewhat… rigid? For a 21 year old I know I am too uptight.

It bothers me because I used to be such a FUN person. I made everyone laugh. Now I have become impatient and.. boring?

I want to be able to do silly things, to take my time and enjoy life instead of acting like I have to be super responsible (which I am not.. I don’t even have a job).. Maybe thats why I try to act responsible in the small things, to make up for the irresponsibility I have in the bigger things.

I just want to go through each day with ease, and not freaking out over stupid small things. I think I am wasting my time and ruining my life. 7 years ago


JuliaTraveling helped me a lot..

especially if you go to countries that have a more laid back mentality. You are just forced to take things not as serious since otherwise you would go totally nuts. 8 years ago


 

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