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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secretsal123I am getting so much better at this

Some people are starting to call me a “trip” but I realize that honest is best. I am starting to become louder. lol 17 months ago

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So far, I think I’m getting better at this. I almost thought my boss was going to fire me that one time.

I still want to gain courage to do anything I want to. 2 years ago


I was voted ‘most quietest’ my senior year of high school. Everyone knew me obviously, but I didn’t have any friends, was shy, awkward, etc. I am smart and I graduated with a 4.03 gpa but I am so much more vocal now, although, there are SOME people who still see me as shy. I was realizing tonight how different I am now. This man at Hardees didn’t give me a fork, dressing, napkins for the salad I ordered and walked off in drive through-ignoring me. I waited 30 secs before honking. A year ago I would not have don’t this, rationalizing that I have the stuff at home. But you know what, I shouldn’t have to take it. I PAID for a salad that COMES with utensils and dressing AND I WILL GET IT. I’m not going to be a pushover anymore because it never gets you anywhere. 2 years ago

this is just a testI overcorrected.

This goal (as I initially intended it) was a success. I feel like I am talking to the boyfriend more, especially as the date of our moving in together approaches.

In regards to my sister, I feel there needs to be a boundary put in place. I need to limit her access to me. Therefore I will send or respond to her 3 messages/day via email. Reasonable, right?

Then at work I stepped in a huge steaming pile of it today. The most frustrating part is I know better. It’s not that big of a deal—my ego is only bruised. Character-building. 2 years ago

this is just a test 2 years ago

this is just a testwtf

I overheard one of my neighbors talking about someone; I have a pretty good idea she was talking about me. She said my behavior was stand-offish & weird. It hits a nerve in me. This is not the first time I’ve heard this or the first person I’ve heard this from—it goes wayyy back. You would think I would be used to it by now, but it still hurts just as bad as when I heard it for the very first time. 2 years ago

this is just a testloudmouth babe

I’m still not doing this. I think I’m too afraid of doing it “wrong” or what other people will think of me & say about me as a result, which is pretty silly because I have no control over that. I need to give myself permission to do this imperfectly—maybe even badly… 2 years ago

this is just a testUgggh

Sometimes I think it’s so not worth it, & things would be a lot better if I just walked away, unfortunately. 2 years ago

kiddykatt 2 years ago

mohamed lamine 2 years ago

this is just a testI am noticing more opportunities to speak up,

unfortunately they are after the fact. 2 years ago

this is just a testHelp!

I hate feeling like it’s pulling teeth for my boyfriend to get a verbal response from me, but my mind just goes blank sometimes. It’s mortifying. I get frustrated with myself, so I can’t imagine how he feels. 2 years ago

kysamay 4 years ago

BelleSolitude 3 years ago

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Natalie 6 years ago


WEll I’m certainly learning to speak up with my boyfriend. In fact too often I speak too much and he is just the opposite and likes to keep quiet about everything. So this is quite difficult. And I’m good at being able to talk to other people like my friends just not so much my boss and higher ups. I’m working on it though. 2 years ago


speak up once a week.
lesson to be learned:
nothing bad is gonna happen, + maybe something good is gonna happen. 3 years ago

DramaQueen95 3 years ago

aliuzer24 3 years ago

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