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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pepperkatSimple steps

My parents moved back to the area, so it has been much easier to see them and quick calls every week without the time difference have been a nice side-effect.

The Montana relatives are all on Facebook now, so I added them as friends and ping them every so often online. 7 months ago

Ru 6 years ago

Jana ;) 18 months ago

Venusian 20 months ago

Emmet O'Sullivan 18 months ago

philonoist 19 months ago

JustJürgenIn 3 weeks

we are going to a theatre performance with friends. 20 months ago


we have an invitation to friends – before we had postponed this meeting for ages. 20 months ago

JustJürgenTomorrow, Sunday

a nice trip with my mother and family. meeting one of my mother’s cousins. 20 months ago

Monica 22 months ago

youniscou 22 months ago

PaulMaking this goal SMART

As part of my New Year’s resolutions (sorta) my most important goals are getting a SMART goal format.
  • S: Improve my contact with friends & family members by 100%
  • M: Contact a family member or friend twice a week via text/email/FB/etc. Call a family member or friend once a week. Plan to hang out with a family member or friend at least once month.
  • A: I can’t believe I am not doing this already this should be easily attainable.
  • R: This goal aligns with my core value of Friends/Family
  • T: I hope to master this routine and work on improve the amount of contact further by the end of March. 23 months ago

Lotus 23 months ago

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JustJürgen 2 years ago

catchlightninggetting there...

Am speaking to family much more. Friends, well my real friends i talk to almost every day. I need to speak more with G/H & co., A+R and R jr., Sue, Su2. MUST call Freddie tomorrow. Must contact L. Must text/call gma+gpa every other day. Text K, J And A every week minimum. Visit Dad every other week. When I do this regularly, I will mark this done! 2 years ago

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kaizenvenz 2 years ago

TheGauloisS.M.A.R.T Goal


- What? : I want to contact everyday at least 2 people that i know includind : (my family, my friends overseas, my not so closed friends, even people i barely know (and get to know them better or just say Hi)

- Why? : Because, Since i live very far away from my home country and i used to live in different places, i think it’s important to keep in touch with all those people i had the chance to meet, with my old friends that i haven’t seen for a while, with the new persons that i talked to kept her/his contact and try to know them better and make new friends why not, my family living in my home country. Because they are all the most precious thing that i have , and i don’t wanna make anymore excuses to not keep in touch with them, pretending that i’m always overwhelmed with job, study, and Stuff…

- Who is involved? : me, friends, family, people I know, ...

- Where? : everywhere

- Which (ressources)? : chat, email, call, text msg, facebook ,....


- How will I know when it is accomplished? : When I’ll go through all my contacts on facebook, and on my phone and get back on the first one. And when it’ll become an HABIT


- How can the Goal be accomplished? : Step 1: I’ll create a List of all my contact
Step 2: Get in touch with at least two of them each day and check them on the list


- Does this seem worthwhile? : YES

- Is this the right time? : DEFINITELY , NO MORE EXCUSES


- When? : Starting Today

- What can I do 1 week from now? : Take a 7 days personal Challenge to get in touch with 14 old Friends (2 each day)

- What can I do 6 weeks from now? : Make this new HABIT Stick 2 years ago

TheGaulois 2 years ago


Struggling with this very much. I left high school early and went to a jc. Now it send that had left me permanently out of the loop. I tried joining facebook, reconnecting, and even messaging people. I was added, accepted by some whatever you call it, but I noticed I am completely out of the circle I was once in. I comment, follow up with them, but never get replies or tangible conversation. I understand we are in college but I wonder if it is normal to be the only one putting out effort? They have changed so much too, mostly interested in drinking and pop culture. It so far feels very unrewarding and is very depressing. I have some other friends but one is dying and the others are just as busy as I am, making funding time together difficult. Family, I am doing better with in this regard but I.dont know… I am wondering if I should give them a year after they graduate to settle down or find time? Very strange to feel so isolated. 2 years ago

catchlightning 2 years ago

chelö S.A. 2 years ago

Girl_who_can 6 years ago

Maphie_ 3 years ago


I went through my Facebook friends list, as well as old pictures from my childhood. I reminisced about all the good times and tossed some old friends messages. They responded and i went to halifax to visit one of my oldest friends last week. it was one of the most comfortable, relaxed, and fun times I’ve had just chilling with a friend in a while! the best friends are the ones that you can do that with, and there’s no way i want to lose that! 3 years ago

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