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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SoraKeyblade 3 months ago


Born of StardustMotivation + the Machine

I am not sure how to motivate myself to do this.

I am so tired every morning before work and after work I am either super busy or super tired.

Maybe I will try with just writing once per day for 20 minutes. I will wake up for 20 minutes and just write in the mornings. I think I can handle waking up 20 minutes earlier. I usually wake up an hour before I need to get up and just continually hit the snooze button over and over and over again. That can’t be too healthy… As it is, I have already come to hate a song that I once loved, “The Dog Days Over” by Florence + the Machine, because I use it for my alarm. Maybe I can both get some writing done and learn to like that song again. 3 months ago


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Mick Pletcher 17 months ago


AnnbaileyI did it because I believed I could

In order to receive the gifts meant for you, you must first believe it is possible that they may come. Letting go of routine and your tight grip on your present circumstances. Just take one step. Just begin the journey. Your journey 18 months ago


Annbailey 18 months ago


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MyBerit 21 months ago


mudskippaI've written two!

While I would have loved to have finished my novel, other books were more important. I published ‘The Recovery formula’ in September 2012 and ‘The Happy Addict’ will be published in 2013. They are both books about addiction recovery and helping others to recover.

I am thrilled to have completed them both and have had wonderful feedback.

Next the novel, lol! (Another 5 years later…) 21 months ago


mudskippa 5 years ago


riki13Finished!

I finished the final draft of the book I was editing, and read it all through today. I have completely finished writing a book, right through to editing for a publisher, so I am considering this goal as done :) 22 months ago


riki13 5 years ago


mirandagracie 22 months ago


SmartAssPsychicUntitled

I like what Mynde Mayfield had to say…

I will add visualizing to my list of sneaky ways to get myself to finish this book… 22 months ago


SmartAssPsychicsneaky ways to get myself to finish the thing and get it published!!

  • sit down to write the same time every day
  • turn off my phone, etc lol…
  • decide on a goal for the day
  • commit to sending X-amount of pages to my daughter
  • join RWA again 22 months ago

SmartAssPsychic 22 months ago


AndrewYoung 23 months ago


riki13Final draft....

Is in progress. However, having won NaNoWriMo, I have also won five printed copies of the book I wrote. Does this count as: A-having finished a book and B-sending it to a publisher? The story is finished, and it will be sent to a publisher to be published, first draft or not. The answer is for me to ponder.
HOWEVER – I am getting this goal confused with my new years resolution, which is to finish a piece of writing and send it to a publisher. Hmmm. I still have to decide what constitutes completing each goal. 23 months ago


saintdreux 23 months ago


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