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 trust people around me to the core till I get a clear clue not to.This adds substance to my being,though its two-egded weapon too.When someone breaks my trust,i feel broken,but i could never change my practice seriously. 8 years ago


A person of substance touches the lives of millions. 8 years ago

~**~mmm ~**~Which one are you?

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter.

The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup.

Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer”, he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft.

He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity – the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you? 8 years ago


A person of substance is capable of spiritual love. 8 years ago


what is the purpose of life? 8 years ago


A person of substance should be spiritually evolved. 8 years ago


To perform one need better preparedness,set frame of mind to deliver.These days,i am not in the best of my being.I have lowest self-esteem,resonably low level of confidence,but my preparedness and aggression to do nothing less than extraordinary saved me.I performed extraordinarily great in a very high profile function.
I m extremely grateful to my best friend who made me believe that i could do it.
I m a performer. 8 years ago


A person of substance can never be frivolous. 8 years ago


I am result oriented . 8 years ago


We have spent great time together.He was like solid rock in my moments of distress.
I ll never hate my friend….for leaving me.I would rather pray for him to give him more strength to deal with life than just leaving friend. 8 years ago


i will have the highest level of empathy. 8 years ago


As a person of substance , i want to have clarity in what i do or decide. 8 years ago


As a person of substance , i will search for Truth. 8 years ago


A friend is in trouble these days.She is hard working,but another girl in the organisation,who is supposed to be sleeping with the boss,has done backbiting job.This friend of mine is verbally thrown outta job.Her boss wasn’t responding to her calls.I advised her to deal with it professionally and boldly.I told her that she had nothing more to loose now.I believe that completion with the issue gives self-satisfaction…and advised her to go ahead accordingly.
She is meeting her boss this afternoon.
I pray for her. 8 years ago


I want to be friend who is available to friends in need. 8 years ago


As a person of substance , i will always keep the trust of my friends and persons i love. 8 years ago

motuI helped someone...

Today when i was hurrying to cook special breakfast for my son,I saw an accident happening just in front of my eyes.It could have turned lethal,but God is great.They were two young girls.One was badly injured….i apprehended fracture,and the other one was a bit in senses.
Good crowd surrounded them,but,as usual..we generally stay onlookers expecting the other one to come forward.Even it came across in my mind too that there were lotta them,they might take them at safer place.
Some of them were offering help to them…but,they seemed reluctant.I not only offered,but insisted n nearly forced them to hurry.
I took them to one of the best hospitals in the town.Deposited them there.Mobilised emergency staff as owner of the hospital happened to be my friend.I took another girl to her nearby residense.
I called a friend of mine,who took no time to rush to my help in the process.
The girl who suffered fracture in shoulder finally gave us a tearful smile…..I tell you,that is my pure joy.
I love my friend too…who instantly came.
I wish those girls speedy recovery….and lotta smile. 8 years ago


I want to further develop courage to be , as a person of substance. 8 years ago


A person of substance takes responsibility and can be depended upon generally by any one dealing with her/him. 8 years ago


As a person of substance , i will help good causes, even if it means personal inconvenience to me. 8 years ago


By a person of substance , i mean i will not be hollow .I will be solid like a rock .I have grit and determination. 8 years ago


Thanks to you In – Style . 8 years ago

~**~mmm ~**~That I am sexy :)

Hehe :) 8 years ago

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