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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Colleen_C_C 5 years ago


Although I’m marking this complete, it will be an ongoing process, a life-long goal (whether I document it online or not). smile2 days ago

suzanass 2 weeks ago


a visit with my family practice physician. 2 weeks ago

vickyfaye 3 weeks ago

seeking~serenity 2 years ago

tmcshane 3 weeks ago

holocene 3 weeks ago

NordicSpirit 8 months ago


This is something I hope to work on for the rest of my life. I tend to let things go at times such as eating more junk food, drinking less water and exercising less but then after a while I improve. I take much better care of myself in general now than I did when I set this goal so Im going to mark it as done. 4 weeks ago

hippieros3 4 weeks ago

priorityoneStepping up my game

During the next 7 days, I will:
Make a dentist appointment
Drink 4 glasses of water a day
Get at least 6K steps each day

These are baby steps, and certainly not the levels I aspire to, but attainable goals for the next week. File have to start somewhere! 4 weeks ago

perkstrobot 1 month ago

julettaskey 14 months ago

AFrayedKnot 7 months ago

SpatzWe're back!

I’m so happy the site is online again – I’ve missed all of you so much. I found a few of my friends on Twitter and Facebook – but it’s just not the same as 43T.

So happy to see the site back! 2 months ago


Sometimes life is full of wonders.

So many wonderful people here have been cheering me on and helping me get along.

And today, an invitation turned up in my email – an invitation to Desmond Tutu’s forgiveness project.

I just joined and it looks like so thing that could really help.

What a coincidence. But there are no coincidences, are there? 2 months ago


I logged in this morning to find the wonderful cheer “bombings” by the wonderful teoae and our fabulous rat – thank you so much for the smile you brought me.

And I just had to cheer everyone back :)

My plan includes writing you all back as soon as possible – and really taking better care of myself.

Something cracked off inside and I feel the need to take better care of myself. Be kinder and more gentle to myself.

Starting by responding to my body’s signals straight when my body signals – no more “I’ll just finish that and then …” and a my beloved stairs.

It’s a tiny new start and I’ll be back soon! 2 months ago

dasmadrigalTake a full lunch

goal! 2 months ago

SpatzLittle lights

Thank you all so much for your lovely thoughts and messages.
I’m so thankful for all the kind wishes and words – and I’m slowly getting better every day.
Planning to return soon – so many cheers to return!

Thank you everyone again! 2 months ago


I’ve got to take a small break from 43T and the cheering.

There’s been a terrible accident and I’m still shaken. Me, my family and friends are unharmed, but it’s been a challenging experience.

I’ll be back. 3 months ago


the next of my twice-a-year check-ups at the allergist’s office. 3 months ago

Colleen_C_CJust noting

that I’ve been doing a better job lately of packing & taking a “cool box” (actually a “refrigerator-type” lunch sack) with me, so that I’ll have tasty, filling, & healthy options available, especially when I have to work long days &/or late hours. smile4 months ago

SJStuff To Work On

Health-Related To-Do List:

1. Go to the dentist, even though it’s going to be expensive. (Will probably take multiple trips.)
2. Have a full physical.
3. Get routine yearly bloodwork done.
4. Have a lady-exam.
5. Get back to the gym twice a week.
6. Eat more healthy foods instead of low-carb junk.
7. Take supplements every single day.
8. Be more diligent about skincare.
9. Cut down on caffeine.
10. Cut back on nicotine replacement.
11. Maintain a regular sleep schedule, especially on off-nights. 4 months ago

AFrayedKnotSome improvement

Been eating healthier. Juicing more. Still not taking time to exercise as much as I enjoy. Physical activity restores my soul and I’ve been short-cutting myself by doing just enough to get by. My work is such that almost everything is urgent. It’s hard to justify doing another hour in the gym when we’ve got kids at risk. But how can I lecture them on making better choices when my own health is not what it should be???

Gotta lead by living consistently myself. 4 months ago

Vera 4 months ago


my twice-a-year check-up at the allergist’s office; he said that my lung function is very good, & has suggested a new medication to try & help control rhinitis symptoms. 4 months ago

iCaribou 4 months ago

DayDreamer37 4 months ago

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